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73.064 ~ 2299 ~ Mouse Moth ~ Amphipyra tragopoginis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species with few records, the most recent of which are from the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many habitats.


A range of wild and cultivated herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-June, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon on or just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 10th Aug 2013, Middletown