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2229 ~ Brindled Ochre ~ Dasypolia templi
UK Status

Resident. Local N,C,SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare and very local species that has only been recorded twice in the county, the last time at Llyn Mawr SSSI in 1971.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-48mm.

Confusion species

Certain forms of Northern Rustic.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mostly coastal grassland and cliffs, but also found in moorland, upland grassland and marshland.

Foodplant

Hogweed and wild angelica.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a female adult. Eggs are laid on the foodplant in spring. Larva April-early August. Pupates just below the soil.
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