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70.109 ~ 1797 ~ Autumnal Moth ~ Epirrita autumnata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-44mm.

Confusion species

November Moth and Pale November Moth
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Rides and open areas of woodland, heathland, moorland and gardens.

Foodplant

Downy birch, silver birch, alder and heather, occasionally other species of broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the bark or a twig of the foodplant. Larva late April-June. Pupates beneath the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 30th Oct 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 30th Oct 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 31st Oct 2011, Morben Isaf