The Chestnut - Conistra vaccinii
Wingspan 28-36 mm. There are a number of variations, but all show a distinctive rounded wing shape.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
Occurs in the winter, with moths appearing any time from September to May, especially in mild conditions and can be found visiting Willow in early spring.
The larvae feed on the foliage of a range of trees, including Birch and Oak.
Widespread in Britain and one of our commoner species nationally. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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