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1882 ~ Small Seraphim ~ Pterapherapteryx sexalata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-26mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp broadleaf woodland and other wet and marshy places.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva mid June-mid July and mid August-mid September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 22nd June 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by GBC, 15th July 2013, Lake Vyrnwy

Photo by MAS, 11th July 2015, Llanidloes