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65.009 ~ 1653 ~ Buff Arches ~ Habrosyne pyritoides
UK Status

Resident. Common C,S.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-44mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland, scrubby grassland and gardens.


Bramble and dewberry.

Lifestage data

Larva late July-mid October, which feed mainly at night. Overwinters as a pupa in a loose cocoon underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin.
Wing detail