|1733s1 ~ Lead Belle ~ Scotopteryx mucronata|
Resident. Local SW.
A fairly uncommon species recorded mostly in the western side of the county.
The subspecies scotica is occasionally recorded.
Wingspan : M & F, 30-38mm.
July Belle and Spanish Carpet.
Normally acid heathland and moorland.
Broom, petty whin, dyer's greenwood and the leaves of gorse.
Overwinters as a larva on the foodplant. Larva August-March. Pupates either on the plant or in the plant debris.
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Photo by PRW, 8th May 2007, Commins Coch