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73.27 ~ 2155 ~ Dot Moth ~ Melanchra persicariae
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species, found from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-50mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of fairly open and wooded places, including gardens.


A range of wild and cultivated herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva August-October, feeding by day and night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by MW, 25th Sept 2011, Cors Dyfi