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2236 ~ Pale Pinion ~ Lithophane socia
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-46mm.

Confusion species

Tawny Pinion.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Broadleaf woodland and parkland.

Foodplant

A wide range of broadleaf trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an adult, then mating in the spring. Larva May-July. Pupates under the soil in a strong cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Mar 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 15th April 2007, Commins Coch
Pic shows the dark form of this species

 
Photo by MDH, 6th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 6th Oct 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows the dark form of this species

Photo by PRW, 26th Sept 2013, Commins Coch
Pic shows reddish form of this species