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1879 ~ Seraphim ~ Lobophora halterata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly local species recorded at only a handful of sites, locally common in the east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-32mm.

Confusion species

Early Tooth-striped.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly broadleaf woodland.


Aspen and black poplar, occasionally other species of poplar.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon underground. Larva late June-July.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 23rd Apr 2011, Middletown