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2178 ~ Feathered Gothic ~ Tholera decimalis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-48mm.

Confusion species

Bordered Gothic and Gothic.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Rough grassland including woodland rides, downland, parkland & gardens.

Foodplant

Hard blade grasses e.g. mat-grass and sheep's fescue.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as eggs scattered over grassland by in flight female. Larva Mar-July, feeding mainly at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 23rd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin