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Resident. Local S,C.
An apparently uncommon species found in the western half of the county, with just a few scattered records. However, this day flying species may be a bit more common than figures suggest, due in general to under recording.
Wingspan : M, 26-29mm. F, 24-26mm.
Cistus Forester, Scarce Forester.
Favours open habitats.
Common sorrel and sheep's sorrel.
Overwinters as a part grown larva near the base of the foodplant,. Larva July-early May. Pupates just under the soil surface.
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