73.197 .... B&F 2260
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Status .....Very rare in Nottinghamshire, with just two recent records following a gap of over a century. There is strong evidence that this moth is now increasing in the UK and as if to illustrate this, the individuals below, were both trapped on the same night in Martin Gray's Broadholme garden (VC56) on 24/03/22 and there was another at Eaton Wood near Retford, when attracted to Colin Watkin's MV light on 22/03/22. It looks likely that this species is set to become more regular in the next few years? 
Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme, March 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dotted Chestnut 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Steve Mathers. Martin Gray.

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Updated March 2022

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