Red Chestnut

    Cerastis rubricosa

    NoctuidaeABH 73.336 B&F 2139

    A widespread and common moth wherever large areas of semi-natural, acidic grassland remain - chiefly upland south and west Somerset and central Mendip, also locally in the Gordano valley, the east Somerset oak woods, around Shapwick Heath and Great Breach Wood in the Poldens.  Possibly under-recorded, since it flies early in the year.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Red Chestnut (Cerastis rubricosa) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden