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73.04 ~ 2280 ~ Miller ~ Acronicta leporina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A rather uncommon species, but it is found throughout the county in scattered sites.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-43mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, heathland, moorland, carr, marshes, fens, scrub, and gardens.


Birch, alder and grey willow.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa burrowing into rotten wood. Larva July-early October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th June 2009, Llanfyllin