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2123 ~ Small Square-spot ~ Diarsia rubi
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-38mm.

Confusion species

Fen Square-spot, Ingrailed Clay, Barred Chestnut.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats, especially damp woodland and marshy places.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva near the soil. Larva September-April and June-late July, feeding at night. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 22nd May 2010, Morben Isaf