|2167 ~ Tawny Shears ~ Hadena perplexa|
Resident. Common S,C.
A relatively rare species. Just five records exist, all coming from the western side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 27-36mm.
Lychnis and Barrett's Marbled Coronet.
Dry open land on calcareous soil.
The ripening seeds of bladder campion, white campion, Nottingham catchfly, sea campion and rock sea-spurrey.
Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva late June-August and again in the autumn.
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Photo by PRW, 23rd May 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by PB, 22nd May 2010, Morben Isaf