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70.047 ~ 1720 ~ Gem ~ Nycterosea obstipata
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon visitor.

Wingspan :  M & F, 18-21mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Warm, sunny sites, including gardens.


Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat a range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 23rd Oct 2011, Middletown

Photo by PRW, 30th Oct 2020, Commins Coch
Pic shows female