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70.024 ~ 1690 ~ Small Blood-vein ~ Scopula imitaria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from many parts of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-29mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat garden privet and honeysuckle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva, probably pupating in the debris on the ground. Larva August-May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin