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70.074 ~ 1777 ~ July Highflyer ~ Hydriomena furcata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-39mm.

Confusion species

May Highflyer, Ruddy Highflyer.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Hazel, sallow, creeping willow and sitka spruce.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-early June. Pupates on or just under the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th July 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 29th July 2006, Commins Coch 

Photo by MDH, 27th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 29th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Melanic form.

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2011, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by PRW, 13th Aug 2011, Gregynog