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63.019 ~ 1384 ~ Anania stachydalis
UK Status

Resident & Migrant. Local and rare in the southern half of England and the southern half of Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site at Commins Coch in the west of the county. This nationally scarce species turns up in very small numbers every year at the same site. Presumably there is a small breeding population there. The foodplant is present. An excellent record for the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 23-25mm.

Confusion species

P. coronata.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Damp woodland rides and edges.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva rolls down the margins of a leaf binding them with silk. Pupates in a cocoon in a hollow dry stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch