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1632 ~ Pale Eggar ~ Trichiura crataegi
UK Status

Resident. Common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common on the eastern side of the county. It has also been recorded in low numbers at scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-40mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland, hedgerows, heathland, moorland, scrub and gardens.


Broadleaved trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-June. Pupates in a cocoon formed in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 12th Sept 2006, Moel y Garth

Photo by DB, 3rd Sept 2010, Middletown