|2118 ~ True Lover's Knot ~ Lycophotia porphyrea|
A very common species especially at higher altitudes in the western half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 26-34mm.
Acid heathland and moorland.
Heather and bell heather.
Overwinters as a nearly fully grown larva, in the plant litter. Larva August-May. Pupates in a cocoon just under or on the soil.
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Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by GBC, 2nd April 2014, Lake Vyrnwy