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73.252 ~ 2177 ~ Hedge Rustic ~ Tholera cespitis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is found in low numbers throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of fairly open places, including gardens.


Hard blade grasses including, mat-grass and wavy hair-grass.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg which are laid loosely in the grasses. Larva March-July, feeding mainly at night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 27th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin