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73.282 ~ 2170 ~ Varied Coronet ~ Hadena compta
UK Status

Resident. Common SE,S.EC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species. Just a single record exists for the county, this was taken at Welshpool in 2007.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-34mm.

Confusion species

Marbled Coronet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly calcareous grassland, also found in woodland and gardens.


The ripening seeds of sweet-william also recorded on bladder campion.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva July-early September.
Montgomeryshire photos