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2006 ~ Lesser Swallow Prominent ~ Pheosia gnoma
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 46-58mm.

Confusion species

Swallow Prominent.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, moorland, heathland, parkland and gardens.


Silver birch and downy birch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a strong cocoon underground. Larva June-July and late August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin