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72.022 ~ 2063 ~ Muslin Moth ~ Diaphora mendica
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon and local species, recorded mainly from the south and east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-43mm.

Confusion species

Water Ermine, White Ermine and Buff Ermine.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly open habitats including commons, sand-dunes, gardens and hedgerows.


Many herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon formed in the debris. Larva mid June-early September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Apr 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown