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1807 ~ Grass Rivulet ~ Perizoma albulata albulata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. A rare and local species that seems to be clinging on. Last recorded in 2009 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 20-26mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Grassland.

Foodplant

The ripening seeds of yellow rattle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva mid June- August lives inside seed capsules.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 2009, Middletown