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70.247 ~ 1926 ~ Pale Brindled Beauty ~ Phigalia pilosaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M, 45-50mm. F, wingless.

Confusion species

Brindled Beauty.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, scrub and urban gardens.


Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva mid April-mid June.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th Feb 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 21st Mar 2009, Llanfyllin
Pic shows the melanistic form (f.monacharia)

Photo by PB, 7th Mar 2014, Morben Isaf
Pic shows wingless female

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown