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2301 ~ Bird's Wing ~ Dypterygia scabriuscula
UK Status

Resident. Local SE,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species that has only been recorded from two sites in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-42mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Broadleaf woodland, heathland, and scrubby places.

Foodplant

Docks, sorrels and knotgrass.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva late June-September with an occasional second brood in September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th July 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 28th May 2010, Llanfyllin