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1727 ~ Silver-ground Carpet ~ Xanthorhoe montanata montanata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-33mm.

Confusion species

Garden Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp places.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July-May. Pupates in a cocoon in loose soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th May 2011, Llanfyllin