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2120 ~ Ingrailed Clay ~ Diarsia mendica mendica
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Small Square-spot, Purple Clay, Barred Chestnut and Rosy Marsh Moth.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Heathland, open moorland and woodland.


Many herbaceous plants and some woody species such as bramble, heathers and sallow.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva near the soil. Larva August-May, feeding at night. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 28th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2011, Dolforwyn Woods

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Commins Coch