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70.274 ~ 1951 ~ Grey Birch ~ Aethalura punctulata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,N.

Montgomeryshire Status

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

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-35mm.

Confusion species

Dotted Carpet and Brussels Lace.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Birch woodland and scrub.


Downy and silver birch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa just below the soil surface. Larva June-late August.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th Apr 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 16th Apr 2014, Commins Coch
Pic shows dark form