|1766 ~ Blue-bordered Carpet ~ Plemyria rubiginata rubiginata|
Resident. Local N.
An uncommon species, but found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 22-28mm.
Alder stands, damp woodland, scrub, orchards, occasionally gardens.
Mainly alder and blackthorn, also on birch, hawthorn, plum and apple.
Overwinters as an egg on a fork of a twig on the foodplant. Larva late April-early June. Pupates in a frail cocoon on the foodplant.
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Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin