Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09601 Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula, (Esper, 1791)

BF2259 (ABH73.195)

Christophstal, October 2012
Christophstal, October 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, October 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards


General Information

This species is similar, but less common than the Chestnut, C.vaccinii.

Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), docks (Rumex spp.)
Flying: One generation, October-February (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Woodland and open habitats and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in August 2015

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 31 August to 18 October

Similar Species
Christophstal, April 2013
Christophstal, April 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5