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Red Chestnut
Cerastis rubricosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2139 / 73.336

A fairly common resident.

Mainly found in broadleaved woodland and scrub but also in some gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults come to light and also visit sallow catkins.

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
03/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
01/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
30/04/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
29/04/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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