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2270 ~ Lunar Underwing ~ Omphaloscelis lunosa
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-38mm.

Confusion species

Beaded Chestnut.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of grassland habitats up to a mid altitude.


Grasses including, annual meadow-grass and yorkshire-fog.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva low down amongst the grasses. Larva October-May, feeding at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin