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2268 ~ Suspected ~ Parastichtis suspecta
UK Status

Resident and migrant. Local.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species which the Cors Dyfi nature reserve in the far west of the county has recorded annually in recent years.

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 24th July 2010, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 22nd June 2011, Cors Dyfi