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70.092 ~ 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)


Found in various sites in lowland areas.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos