|2155 ~ Dot Moth ~ Melanchra persicariae|
Resident. Common S,C,(N).
A locally common species, found mainly in the northern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 38-50mm.
A range of fairly open and wooded places, including gardens.
A range of wild and cultivated herbaceous and woody plants.
Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva August-October, feeding by day and night.
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Photo by MDH, 28th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by MW, 25th Sept 2011, Cors Dyfi