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2311 ~ Double Kidney ~ Ipimorpha retusa
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon and local species, that has been recorded from scattered sites, mainly from the southern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 26-32mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet, damp and boggy places.


Sallow, willow and black poplar.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on the foodplant. Larva early April-late May. Pupates in an underground cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th July 2007, Commins Coch