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1663 ~ March Moth ~ Alsophila aescularia
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M, 34-38mm. F, wingless.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mostly in woodland, but also found wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Broadleaved trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground in a fragile cocoon. Larva late April-June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 15th Mar 2011, Morben Isaf

Photo by DB, 6th Mar 2014, Middletown
Pic shows wingless female

Photo by DB, 6th Mar 2014, Middletown
Pic shows wingless female