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2469 ~ Herald ~ Scoliopteryx libatrix
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-48mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many habitats including, woodland, hedgerows, wet places and gardens.


Willows, aspen and poplars.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an adult. Larva May-July and August. Pupates in a cocoon spun between two leaves, often near the end of a stem.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 10th Oct 2010, Morben ISAF
Photo by PB, 11th Aug 2008, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 21st Apr 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 21st Apr 2011, Llanfyllin