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2262 ~ Brick ~ Agrochola circellaris
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common but, occasionally a less common or absent species, although it has been recorded through much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-44mm.

Confusion species

Yellow-line Quaker, Dusky-lemon Sallow and Pale-lemon Sallow.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub, parkland and gardens.


Wych elm, aspen, poplars, sallows and ash.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg which is laid beside the dormant buds of the foodplant. Larva April-June. Pupates in a underground cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st Sept 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 2nd Oct 2011, Morben Isaf
Pic shows dark form