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70.288 ~ 1945 ~ Brussels Lace ~ Cleorodes lichenaria
UK Status

Resident. Local W,WC,(S,N).

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon and local species, but it has been recorded throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 31-38mm.

Confusion species

Grey Birch, Brindled White-spot.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Dense scrub and rocky coastlines.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva late August-May. Pupates in a cocoon amongst the lichen.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2012, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 17th June 2008, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, 5th Sept 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 15th July 2013, Middletown