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1927 ~ Brindled Beauty ~ Lycia hirtaria
UK Status

Resident. Common. S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

There had been much conjecture as to whether this species was present in the county, but in 2010 the issue was settled when the species was finally recorded from two sites in the north of the county. This has now increased to several scattered sites throughout the county which suggests that this species is spreading westwards.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-52mm

Confusion species

Pale Brindled Beauty.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parks and gardens.

Foodplant

A wide range of broadleaf trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva early May-early July.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 21st Apr 2014, Commins Coch