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70.264 ~ 1940 ~ Satin Beauty ~ Deileptenia ribeata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but is found throughout most of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-48mm.

Confusion species

Feathered Beauty, Mottled Beauty, Great Oak Beauty and Willow Beauty.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly woodland and conifer plantations and other sites with remnants of ancient woodland.


Mainly conifers, but also reported on various broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva on the foodplant. Larva August-late May. Pupates in loose soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy