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73.243 ~ 2183 ~ Blossom Underwing ~ Orthosia miniosa
UK Status

Resident and occasional migrant. Local S,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

Quite an uncommon species, which has only been recorded from the western side of the county in recent times.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-32mm.

Confusion species

Small Quaker.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Oak woodland and mature hedgerows.

Foodplant

Mainly oak leaves.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva late April-mid June, living in gregarious webs when small.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th Apr 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 16th Apr 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 16th Apr 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 7th Apr 2011, Morben Isaf