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2381 ~ Uncertain ~ Hoplodrina alsines
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county. Careful attention should be given to diagnostic features as this species is regularly confused with the Rustic.

Wingspan :  M & F, 31-35mm.

Confusion species

Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Vine's Rustic and Powdered Rustic.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most lowland habitats.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva July-April. Pupates in a strong cocoon underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 12th July 2010, Morben ISAF

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 14th July 2011, Morben ISAF