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1757 ~ Spinach ~ Eulithis mellinata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C (N)

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species that prefers lowland areas. Last recorded at Foel in 1991.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-38mm.

Confusion species

Barred Straw, Northern Spinach.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Found in various sites in lowland areas.

Foodplant

Blackcurrant and redcurrant.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-May. Pupates in spun leaves on the foodplant or in the plant debris on the ground.
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