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2164 ~ Broad-barred White ~ Hecatera bicolorata
UK Status

Resident. Common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rare in the county, it was not recorded until 2009 when it was found at Llanfyllin. Subsequently re-recorded from there, and one other site (Commins Coch), in 2010.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-35mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Rough grassland, chalk downland, coastal dunes and occasionally gardens.

Foodplant

The flowers and flower buds of hawkweed, hawk-beards and sow-thistles.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in the debris on the ground. Larva mid July-late September, feeding at night.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 24th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PM, 16th Aug 2013, Breidden Hill