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70.12 ~ 1787 ~ Argent & Sable ~ Rheumaptera hastata hastata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species, that was formally found on the eastern side of the county, but not seen since 1949.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-38mm.

Confusion species

Small Argent & Sable.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open or coppiced broadleaf woodland, moorland and bogs.


Downy and silver birch, also recorded on bog myrtle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva late June-mid August, living between spun leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos