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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)


Habitat

Damp woodland and carr along watercourses.

Foodplant

Alder.

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th May 2009, Llanfyllin