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73.21 ~ 2256 ~ Satellite ~ Eupsilia transversa
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-48mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, scrub and gardens.


Omnivorous. Firstly feeding on many broadleaf trees & shrubs. When larger, preys on other moth larva.

Lifestage data

Overwintering adults active in milder periods. Larva (April-June) feed at night. Pupates in underground cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 21st Jan 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows both colour forms.

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown