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63.048 ~ 1408 ~ Palpita vitrealis
UK Status

Migrant. An uncommon migrant found chiefly along the southern seaboard of England, numbers vary each year.

Montgomeryshire Status

Records from Commins Coch in 2006 & 2013.

Wingspan :   M & F, 27-31mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (?)


Could turn up anywhere.


Abroad it feeds on Jasmine and olive.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid singly on foodplant. Larva feeds openly on leaves. Pupates in a cocoon formed amongst the leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 27th June 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 14th Aug 2013, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 26th Oct 2013, Commins Coch