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70.015 ~ 1712 ~ Small Scallop ~ Idaea emarginata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

Not recorded for more than 60 years until found in Middletown in 2010 (see pic below) and one other site since. The previous three county records had also been from the east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-27mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly damp places.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a very small larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in a cocoon in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 9th July 2010, Middletown

Photo by DB, 21st July 2011, Middletown