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2361 ~ Rosy Rustic ~ Hydraecia micacea
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-50mm.

Confusion species

Butterbur.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

A wide range of habitats up to a mid altitude.

Foodplant

A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva late April-early August, feeding at first on the stem of the foodplant and later the roots. Pupates underground without a cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin