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2173 ~ Lychnis ~ Hadena bicruris
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that has been recorded thinly throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-40mm.

Confusion species

Campion, Barrett's Marbled Coronet and Pod Lover.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats, mainly up to a mid altitude.


The ripening seeds of bladder campion, white campion, red campion and sweet-william.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva late June-early August and September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 7th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by CB, 18th June 2016, Middletown