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2149 ~ Silvery Arches ~ Polia hepatica
UK Status

Resident and suspected migrant. Nat. Scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Only recorded three times in the county (all old data). No specific year was given with any of the recorder information.

Wingspan :  M & F, 43-52mm.

Confusion species

Grey Arches and Pale Shining Brown.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Heathland with scrub, moorland, river valleys and open woodland.

Foodplant

Birch, sallow and bog myrtle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva late July-May. Pupates underground.
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