|2258 ~ Chestnut ~ Conistra vaccinii|
A common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 28-36mm.
Dark Chestnut, Red-headed Chestnut.
Mostly in broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
Oak, elm, birch, hawthorn, blackthorn and docks.
Overwinters as adult, becoming active in milder periods. Larva late April-June, feed at night. Pupates in loose earthen cocoon underground.
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Photo by MDH, 28th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PB, 2nd Mar 2012, Morben ISAF