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62.074 ~ 1421 ~ Aglossa pinguinalis ~ Large Tabby
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, but not as common as it used to be.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2010 at Middletown in the east of the county. This is only the eighth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F, 30-40mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Outhouses and barns.


Chaff, hay and sheep dung.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on food. Larva lives and feeds within silken galleries, can remain in the larval state for two years. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 1st Aug 2010, Middletown