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2265 ~ Flounced Chestnut ~ Agrochola helvola
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species especially in the north of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-40mm.

Confusion species

Beaded Chestnut.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mostly broadleaf woodland, also found on scrubby downland, heathland and moorland.

Foodplant

Broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 15th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin