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2140 ~ White-marked ~ Cerastis leucographa
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been quite well recorded, especially in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-39mm.

Confusion species

Red Chestnut.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Open broadleaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Foodplant

Foodplant has never been recorded in the wild, but the larvae will accept various herbaceous plants in captivity.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva May-June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th Mar 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 17th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin