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73.279 ~ 2164 ~ Broad-barred White ~ Hecatera bicolorata
UK Status

Resident. Common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rare in the county, it was not recorded until 2009 when it was found at Llanfyllin. Since then it has been recorded from a few other scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-35mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Rough grassland, chalk downland, coastal dunes and occasionally gardens.


The flowers and flower buds of hawkweed, hawk-beards and sow-thistles.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in the debris on the ground. Larva mid July-late September, feeding at night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 24th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PM, 16th Aug 2013, Breidden Hill