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70.246 ~ 1925 ~ Small Brindled Beauty ~ Apocheima hispidaria
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly local and uncommon species.

Wingspan :  M, 35-37mm. F, wingless.

Confusion species

Brindled Beauty and Pale Brindled Beauty.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mature oak woodland and hedgerows.


Mainly oak, also found on hawthorn, silver birch, hazel, elm, hornbeam and sweet chestnut.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva late April-mid June.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 6th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 12th Mar 2007, Commins Coch.
Pic shows a dark form. 

Photo by MDH, 24th Feb 2011, Llanfyllin