Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Conistra vaccinii Linnaeus, 1761
Chestnut

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.194

Just one record in October 2009. A widespread mainland species flying in the autumn and overwintering, active on mild nights. Flight period September - May

Caterpillars foodplants include hawthorns Crataegus, oaks Quercus, Blackthorn Prunus spinosa, Downy Birch Betula pubescens and docks Rumex

Conistra vaccinii
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