|1927 ~ Brindled Beauty ~ Lycia hirtaria|
Resident. Common. S,C,(N).
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
Pale Brindled Beauty.
Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parks and gardens.
A wide range of broadleaf trees and shrubs.
Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva early May-early July.
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