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54.002 ~ 163 ~ Forester ~ Adscita statices statices
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An apparently uncommon species found in the western half of the county, with just a few scattered records. However, this day flying species may be a bit more common than figures suggest, due in general to under recording.

Wingspan :  M, 26-29mm. F, 24-26mm.

Confusion species

Cistus Forester, Scarce Forester.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Favours open habitats.


Common sorrel and sheep's sorrel.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a part grown larva near the base of the foodplant,. Larva July-early May. Pupates just under the soil surface.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 15th June 2008, Llwynderw

Photo by SB, 16th June 2011, Caerbwla nr Llanerfyl