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73.331 ~ 2121 ~ Barred Chestnut ~ Diarsia dahlii
UK Status

Resident. Local N,WC,SE.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-42mm.

Confusion species

Some forms of Ingrailed Clay.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, moorland and wooded heathland.


Bramble, bilberry, sallow and birch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-early spring, feeding at night. Pupates underground in a fragile cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by GBC, 23rd Aug 2013, Lake Vyrnwy