|65.013 ~ 1657 ~ Common Lutestring ~ Ochropacha duplaris|
Fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 25-34mm.
Light woodland and scrub.
Mainly birch, also found on alder, hazel and oak.
Larva late July-early October which hide during the day between spun leaves. Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon formed in the leaves of the foodplant.
Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 19th May 2010, Commins Coch.
Pic shows the all grey-brown form obscura.