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1808 ~ Sandy Carpet ~ Perizoma flavofasciata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-32mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats except urban areas.


The flowers and ripening seeds of red campion, white campion and bladder campion.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva mid July-early September, which lives inside the seed capsules.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th May 2010, Llanfyllin