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1906 ~ Brimstone Moth ~ Opisthograptis luteolata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-46mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, hedgerows, gardens and scrub.


Blackthorn, hawthorn, plum and rowan.

Lifestage data

Some overwinter as a part grown larva on the foodplant, others as pupae in cocoons on the plant or in the debris below.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 27th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin