The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii Length 17-19mm. An appropriately-named moth that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has forewings with a right-angle tip; they are chestnut-brown with dark grey, jagged cross lines. Overwinters (hibernating in cold spells) and flies September-May. Larva feeds on oaks, birches and other deciduous trees. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.
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The Chestnut Conistra vaccinii Length 17-19mm. An appropriately-named moth that rests with one forewing partly overlapping the other. Adult has forewings with a right-angle tip; they are chestnut-brown with dark grey, jagged cross lines. Overwinters (hibernating in cold spells) and flies September-May. Larva feeds on oaks, birches and other deciduous trees. Widespread and common in southern and central Britain; more local further north.

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Date: 23 Aug 2013
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