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72.084 ~ 2462 ~ Mother Shipton ~ Callistege mi
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

An overlooked, day-flying species, which is probably much more common than records suggest. Recorded from a handful of scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-34mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open grassy places.


White clover, red clover, hare's-foot clover, black medick, lucerne, bird's-foot-trefoil and various grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon amongst the grass blades or just underground. Larva late June-early September, mostly feeding at night.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th May 2009, Commins Coch