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73.119 ~ 2368 ~ Crescent ~ Helotropha leucostigma
UK Status

Resident and suspected migrant. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A very local species, recorded from just a handful of scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 37-44mm.

Confusion species

Haworth's Minor.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and boggy places, reedbeds and moorland.


Yellow iris and great fen-sedge.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva March-July, feeding inside the roots, stem and leaves of the foodplant. Pupates in a slight cocoon in the plant litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 18th Aug 2006, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2015, Cors Dyfi