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66.002 ~ 1632 ~ Pale Eggar ~ Trichiura crataegi
UK Status

Resident. Common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common, mainly on the eastern side of 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.
Montgomeryshire photos

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

Photo by DB, 3rd Sept 2010, Middletown