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2227 ~ Sprawler ~ Asteroscopus sphinx
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-48mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Broadleaf woodland and other well wooded areas including gardens.

Foodplant

A wide range of broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg which is laid in small batches in the bark of the foodplant. Larva April-early June, feeding mainly at night. Pupates well down in the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin