|3.004 ~ 16 ~ Gold Swift ~ Phymatopus hecta|
A fairly uncommon species recorded in the north and west of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 26-32mm.
Bracken covered slopes on heathland, rough grassland and open woodland.
Bracken roots are the main foodplant but probably feeds on roots of grasses and herbs.
Overwinters twice as a larva then pupates underground. Larva June-May.
Photo by MDH, 10th July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy
Photo by PB, 14th July 2012, Hafren Forest.
Pic shows female
Photo by GBC, 9th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy