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70.271 ~ 1948 ~ Small Engrailed ~ Ectropis sp.
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common but local species, found throughout the county, but probably under recorded due to confusion with the Engrailed.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-44mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub and hedgerows.


Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva mid June-early August.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 1st June 2010, Morben Isaf