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1716 ~ Vestal ~ Rhodometra sacraria
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

An intermittent visitor to the county. 2011 was a very good year for Vestal.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-28mm.

Confusion species

Straw Belle and Yellow Belle.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Warm, open sunny sites.

Foodplant

Knotgrass.

Lifestage data

Unable to overwinter. Probably produces a single brood in this country.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 25th Aug 2003, Llwynderw

Photo by PRW, 9th Oct 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 9th Oct 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 30th Sept 2011, Middletown

Photo by PRW, 4th Oct 2011, Commins Coch
An unprecedented catch of four!

Photo by MDH, 7th Oct 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 4th Oct 2011, Middletown
Pic shows pink form