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1775 ~ Mottled Grey ~ Colostygia multistrigaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

This is quite a local species, but it can be found in large numbers at some sites, especially in the west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-31mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland rides, heathland, downland, moorland and clearings.


Cleavers and bedstraws.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva May-June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PR, 19th Mar 2017, Abermule