The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

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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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