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2470 ~ Small Purple-barred ~ Phytometra viridaria
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A relatively scarce and local species found at a few scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-20mm.

Confusion species

Pyrausta despicata (micro moth).


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Calcareous grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and coastal sand-dunes.

Foodplant

Common milkwort, heath milkwort and lousewort.


Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in cocoon in leaf litter. Larva late June-early Sept.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech

Photo by GBC, 21st June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy