|70.246 ~ 1925 ~ Small Brindled Beauty ~ Apocheima hispidaria|
Resident. Local S,(C).
A fairly local and uncommon species.
Wingspan : M, 35-37mm. F, wingless.
Brindled Beauty and Pale Brindled Beauty.
Mature oak woodland and hedgerows.
Mainly oak, also found on hawthorn, silver birch, hazel, elm, hornbeam and sweet chestnut.
Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva late April-mid June.
Photo by PRW, 6th Mar 2007, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, 12th Mar 2007, Commins Coch.
Pic shows a dark form.
Photo by MDH, 24th Feb 2011, Llanfyllin