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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)

Habitat

High moorland and upland woodland.

Foodplant

Heath bedstraw.

Lifestage data

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