Irish moths

The Chestnut, Conistra vaccinii

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Acronictinae

2258     *     The Chestnut     *     Conistra vaccinii

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 28-36mm. Can be variable

Flight time: October-April, hibernating during winter
Habitat: Woods, gardens, hedgerows

Larval food plants include Oak, Birch, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Dock

The Chestnut, Conistra vaccinii

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. October 2010

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