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2247 ~ Merveille du Jour ~ Griposia aprilina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-52mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Merveille du Jour.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.


The immature flowers and leaves of pedunculate oak (& probably other oak species).

Lifestage data

Overwinters as egg (laid on twigs or bark of foodplant). Larva Apr-June. Pupates in underground cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 14th Oct 2010, Morben ISAF