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2462 ~ Mother Shipton ~ Callistege mi
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species, recorded in a handful of scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-34mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Open grassy places.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th May 2009, Commins Coch