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2450 ~ Spectacle ~ Abrostola tripartita
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-38mm.

Confusion species

Dark Spectacle.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Most habitats.

Foodplant

Common nettle.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in the debris on the ground. Larva July-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th May 2009, Llanfyllin
A pair of spectacles....
   
Photo by MDH, 29th July 2009, Llanfyllin