|73.272 ~ 2162 ~ Glaucous Shears ~ Papestra biren|
Resident and suspected migrant. Local SW,WC,N
An uncommon species, rarely recorded. When found at Llandinam Gravels in 2011 it was the first county sighting for 34 years. Then 3 days later, another was trapped at Commins Coch. Since then we have had more records coming from scattered sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 32-40mm.
Bog myrtle, meadowsweet, creeping willow, bilberry and heather.
Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva June-August, feeds mostly at night.
Photo by MDH, 23rd Apr 2011, Llandinam Gravels
Photo by PRW, 26th Apr 2011, Commins Coch