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1784 ~ Pretty Chalk Carpet ~ Melanthia procellata
UK Status

Common. S (C).

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. A scarce species within the county with a few records being confined to the north eastern corner.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-43mm

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.

Foodplant

Traveller's-joy.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa amongst the plant debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech