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70.229 ~ 1909 ~ Speckled Yellow ~ Pseudopanthera macularia
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, especially in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-30mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly open woodland, but also found in scrub and bushy grassland.


Wood sage, white dead-nettle, woundwort and yellow archangel.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground or in the plant debris. Larva mid June-early August.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 6th May 2011, Llanymynech