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2368 ~ Crescent ~ Helotropha leucostigma leucostigma
UK Status

Resident and suspected migrant. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species, recorded from just a few sites in the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 37-44mm.

Confusion species

Haworth's Minor.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Wet and boggy places, reedbeds and moorland.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 18th Aug 2006, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PRW, 17th Aug 2015, Cors Dyfi