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70.06 ~ 1737 ~ Small Argent & Sable ~ Epirrhoe tristata
UK Status

Resident. Common N,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-26mm.

Confusion species

Common Carpet, Argent & Sable.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


High moorland and upland woodland.


Heath bedstraw.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon on the ground. Larva June to August and again in the autumn.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 14th June 2011, Hafren Forest

Photo by GBC, 16th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by MAS, 5th July 2015, Llyn Clywedog