|1884 ~ Magpie ~ Abraxas grossulariata|
A fairly common species, especially in the eastern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 42-48mm.
Mainly in heather moorland, but also found in woodlands gardens and allotments.
Blackthorn, hazel, blackcurrant, spindle and many other trees and shrubs.
Overwinters on foodplant as small larva. Larva late August-mid June. Pupates in a cocoon on the plant.
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Photo by MDH, 20th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown