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70.075 ~ 1778 ~ May Highflyer ~ Hydriomena impluviata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-34mm.

Confusion species

Ruddy Highflyer.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp woodland and carr along watercourses.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva July-early November. Larva feed at night and hide between spun leaves of the foodplant during the day.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th May 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2020, Llanfyllin