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2115 ~ Rosy Marsh Moth ~ Coenophila subrosea
UK Status

Resident. RDB species

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Red Data Book' species. Only found on the extreme western edge of the county where the foodplant is present.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-40mm.

Confusion species

Purple Clay and Ingrailed Clay.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Bogs and mires.


Bog myrtle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva late August-mid June, feeding throughout the winter in mild weather. Pupates in a loose silken cocoon amongst the moss or litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 22nd Aug 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2015, Cors Dyfi