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70.13 ~ 1870 ~ Chimney Sweeper ~ Odezia atrata
UK Status

Resident. Common N,C(S)

Montgomeryshire Status

A species which is recorded in low numbers, probably because of its day flying nature compounded by general under recording. However, it has been found at many sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open grassy places.


The flowers and seeds of pignut.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-early June. Pupates just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 2nd July 2010, Llwynderw