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70.275 ~ 1952 ~ Common Heath ~ Ematurga atomaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common, but local species. Its strongholds are in the north-west and south-west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-34mm.

Confusion species

Latticed Heath.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mostly heathland and moorland, but also found in meadows, grassland and woodland rides.

Foodplant

Heather, clovers, vetches and trefoils.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a slight cocoon on or just in the soil. Larva mid June-mid September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 4th June 2010, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 26th May 2016, Lake Vyrnwy