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73.276 ~ 2166 ~ Campion ~ Sideridis rivularis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. A fairly uncommon species, recorded from several scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-36mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of fairly open places, including gardens.


The ripening seeds of red, white and sea campion and Ragged-robin.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a fragile cocoon just below the soil. Larva June-July and August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by EE, July 2009, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PB, 24th May 2010, Morben Isaf

Photo by GO, 25th May 2017, Llanymynech