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73.273 ~ 2147 ~ Shears ~ Hada plebeja
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Not a very common species at all, but it has been found in very low numbers throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-38mm.

Confusion species

Stranger.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Open places on light soil.

Foodplant

A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon on the ground on in the leaf litter. Larva July-August and a later brood when conditions are suitable.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 9th May 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2009, Commins Coch
 
Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin