2254 Grey Chi Antitype chi

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Wingspan 32-37 mm.

Phenology Single generation flies in August and September,

Description Pale grey n colour with a black X mark in the centre of forewing resembling the Greek letter (Chi). A differentiating feature.

Life Cycle Larva feeds on Broad-leaved Dock, Curled Dock, Sheep's Sorrel and Common Sorrel, over-wintering as an egg.

Habitat Moorland and grassy hillsides are the preferred habitats, and the larvae feed on a number of low-growing plants and shrubs

 

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