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2397 ~ Small Yellow Underwing ~ Panemeria tenebrata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon and local species recorded from just one location in the south of the county in recent times.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Pyrausta aurata (micro moth).

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Grassland with wild flowers.


The seed capsules of common mouse-ear and field mouse-ear.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon underground. Larva June-July.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 22nd May 2012, Llwynderw