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2311 ~ Double Kidney ~ Ipimorpha retusa
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon and local species, that has been recorded from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-32mm.

Confusion species

Olive.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Wet, damp and boggy places.

Foodplant

Sallow, willow and black poplar.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on the foodplant. Larva early April-late May. Pupates in an underground cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th July 2007, Commins Coch