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70.041 ~ 1734s1 ~ July Belle ~ Scotopteryx luridata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A rather uncommon species, but it is found generally throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-38mm.

Confusion species

Lead Belle and Spanish Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of open scrubby places.


Dyer's greenwood, gorse and petty whin.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Probably pupates in plant debris. Larva September-May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by TY/AY, 3rd Aug 2009, Trefeglwys

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin