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2266 ~ Brown-spot Pinion ~ Agrochola litura
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A rather uncommon species. In recent times all records have come from the north-eastern corner of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-40mm.

Confusion species

Beaded Chestnut.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, heathland, parkland, scrub, moorland, hedgerows, wet places and gardens.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-early June, feeding at night. Pupates under the soil in a strong cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 4th Sept 2010, Middletown