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73.221 ~ 2268 ~ Suspected ~ Parastichtis suspecta
UK Status

Resident and migrant. Local.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species which has only been recorded from a handful of scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and boggy places, moorland, heathland and woodland.


Birches and probably sallows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-early June. Pupates in a cocoon underground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2010, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 22nd June 2011, Cors Dyfi