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70.11 ~ 1798 ~ Small Autumnal Moth ~ Epirrita filigrammaria
UK Status

Resident. Common N,C,W

Montgomeryshire Status

Due to its moorland habitat this species is rarely recorded, but will probably be more common than the records suggest.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-38mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Moorland.

Foodplant

Heather, bilberry and sallows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva mid April-late May. Pupates beneath the soil. 
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 5th Sept 2014, Lake Vyrnwy