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70.282 ~ 1960 ~ Early Moth ~ Theria primaria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common where recorded. This is undoubtedly another species that is under-recorded due to its flight time.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-37mm.

Confusion species

Sloe Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland, woodland rides, established scrub and hedgerows.


Blackthorn and hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa just below the soil. Larva early April-late May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 8th Feb 2010, Commins Coch