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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2267 / 73.186
Photo © Dave Emley

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Anchoscelis litura
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Anchoscelis lunosa
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common and very variable species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats from broadleaved woodland to gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light and to sugar.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
05/11/2022137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
03/11/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
01/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
31/10/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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