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70.272 ~ 1949 ~ Square Spot ~ Paradarisa consonaria
UK Status

Resident. Local S,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from scattered sites from around the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-45mm.

Confusion species

Engrailed, Small Engrailed.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf and mixed woodland, dense scrub, parkland and large gardens.


Many species of broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 22nd April 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 1st May 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 29th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2011, Dolforwyn Woods