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70.091 ~ 1756 ~ Northern Spinach ~ Eulithis populata
UK Status

Resident. Common SW,W,C.N.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species especially in the western half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-40mm.

Confusion species

Chevron, Spinach and Dark Spinach.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Rough open places and gardens.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-June. Pupates in a frail cocoon on the foodplant or in the plant debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th July 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 14th July 2012, Hafren Forest