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74.002 ~ 2076 ~ Kent Black Arches  ~ Meganola albula
UK Status

National scarce B. Found Southern coastal counties of England, south east England as far north as south Yorkshire & west Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Probable wanderer. First recorded at Commins Coch in the west of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-11mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Black Arches.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Coastal heathland, saltmarshes, chalk downland and open areas of woodland.


Dewberry, bramble, raspberry & wild strawberry

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva in the vegetation. Larva September - late May. Pupates in a cocoon on a vertical stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 30th June 2020, Commins Coch