|2148 ~ Pale Shining Brown ~ Polia bombycina|
Resident and occasional migrant. Proposed RDB sp.
A proposed 'Red Data Book' species. A very rare species, only recorded once in the south of the county at Llwydiarth in 1921. Now considered extinct.
Wingspan : M & F, 47-52mm.
Silvery Arches, Reddish Light Arches and Large Nutmeg.
Areas on light calcareous soils, such as scrubby grassland.
Foodplant hasn't been recorded in the wild, but larvae will accept various herbaceous plants in captivity.
Unconfirmed. Probably overwinters as a larva. Eggs of reared specimens hatch in August. Pupates underground.
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