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2250 ~ Dark Brocade ~ Mniotype adusta
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A rather local species, but it is found many sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-48mm.

Confusion species

Cabbage Moth, Northern Arches, Exile, Dusky Brocade and Pale-shouldered Brocade.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Heathland, chalk downland, woodland, fens and gardens.

Foodplant

A range of herbaceous and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva, in an underground cocoon in which it pupates in the spring. Larva June-September, feeding at night. 
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th May 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 18th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin