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2140 ~ White-marked ~ Cerastis leucographa
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A local and fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded across much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-39mm.

Confusion species

Red Chestnut.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open broadleaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.


Foodplant has never been recorded in the wild, but the larvae will accept various herbaceous plants in captivity.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva May-June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th Mar 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 17th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin