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1870 ~ Chimney Sweeper ~ Odezia atrata
UK Status

Resident. Common N,C(S)

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species recorded throughout the county but infrequently in recent times.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Open grassy places.

Foodplant

The flowers and seeds of pignut.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by RB, 2nd July 2010, Llwynderw