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1733s1 ~ Lead Belle ~ Scotopteryx mucronata
UK Status

Resident. Local SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species recorded mostly in the western side of the county.

The subspecies scotica is occasionally recorded.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-38mm.

Confusion species

July Belle and Spanish Carpet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Normally acid heathland and moorland.

Foodplant

Broom, petty whin, dyer's greenwood and the leaves of gorse.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva on the foodplant. Larva August-March. Pupates either on the plant or in the plant debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 8th May 2007, Commins Coch