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63.022 ~ 1385 ~ Anania crocealis
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in southern England, very local in Wales, northern England and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west and north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-25mm.

Confusion species

Paracorsia repandalis, Udea lutealis and U. fulvalis.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Marshy and boggy places.


Common fleabane and ploughman's spikenard.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in the heart of a shoot. Pupates in a loose cocoon amongst the leaves.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 13th July 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2010, Llanfyllin