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73.107 ~ 2300 ~ Old Lady ~ Mormo maura
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 64-74mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, wet places and gardens.


Various herbaceous plants in autumn and in spring a diet of more woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as small larva on foodplant. Larva Sept-May, feed at night. Pupates in a cocoon amongst debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th Aug 2010, Commins Coch
Note - These moths don't eat nuts!