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70.287 ~ 1964 ~ Annulet ~ Charissa obscurata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species found only from a single site in the far north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-39mm.

Confusion species

Scotch Annulet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Rocky coastal sites, grassy banks, heathland, moorland, inland quarries.


Mainly sea campion, thrift and common rock-rose. Also other low growing plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva on the foodplant. Larva Sept-May. Pupates in debris on ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DAG, 10th Aug 2012, Llanymynech

Photo by GBC, 2nd July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy