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73.048 ~ 2397 ~ Small Yellow Underwing ~ Panemeria tenebrata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species recorded from a handful of scattered sites from the south and east of the county

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Pyrausta aurata (micro moth).
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Grassland with wild flowers.

Foodplant

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