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Barred Chestnut
Diarsia dahlii

(Hübner, 1813) 2121 / 73.331
Photo © Damian Money,  Ambleside, Cumbria, VC69

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now increasing slightly again in the County, this species was one of the many that became quite rare in the middle of the present century. Most records are from reasonably well-wooded areas near moorland. Several records are shown for the north side of Upper Teesdale by Dunn and Parrack (1986), but it has not been recorded in this area of VC65.

2012 (CHF): There has been an increased number of records in recent years. Commonest in upland broadleaved woodland but also a lot of records in the Leeds area. This is interesting as Porritt considered Bradford to be the headquarters of this species. Rare in VC61 and no records from VC63 since 2001 but doing better in the other vice-counties.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 69 (35%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Bilberry, Bramble, sallows, birches and herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
21/09/2022162NZ51 - Middlesbrough
11/09/2022162SE98 - Wykeham
02/09/2022562SE59 - Fangdale beck
02/09/2022165SE18 - Middleham
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