2139 Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa
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Moths Noctuidae » Noctuinae
Wingspan 32-38 mm.
Description Found mainly woodland in the south, and wet moorland in the north, this is a spring-flying species, appearing in the first warm spring days of March and April.
Life Cycle The larvae feed nocturnally in late spring on several herbaceous plants such as groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) and bedstraw (Galium)