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73.189 ~ 2263 ~ Red-line Quaker ~ Leptologia lota
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland rides, heathland, scrub, downland, open country, wet areas and gardens.


The catkins and leaves of willows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg which is laid on the twigs of the foodplant. Larva April-early June. Pupates in an underground cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 29th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin