The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii
The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii
Adult • North Norfolk • © Perry Hampson

73.194 BF2258
The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii

(Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan 28-36 mm.

One of our commoner species which occurs in the winter, with moths appearing any time from September to May, especially in mild conditions, and can be found at sallow blossom in early spring.

Distributed widely over the British Isles, there are a number of variations, but all show a distinctive rounded wing shape.

The larvae feed on the foliage of a range of trees, including birch (Betula) and oak (Quercus).
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