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1865 ~ Broom-tip ~ Chesias rufata fufata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B S, W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. An uncommon species that is restricted to the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 34-36mm.

Confusion species

Streak.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Heathland, heathy commons, breckland, moorland, scrub and rocky stream-sides.

Foodplant

Broom.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground, often for two winters. Larva July-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Apr 2009, Llanfyllin