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2233 ~ Golden-rod Brindle ~ Xylena solidaginis
UK Status

Resident and occasional migrant. Local N,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species recently recorded in 2007 and 2013 from Alt Forgan, Lake Vyrnwy.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-52mm.

Confusion species

Sword-grass.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Moorland, open woodland and upland scrub.

Foodplant

Heather, bilberry, cowberry, bog myrtle, birch, bearberry, willows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva late April-July. Pupates under the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 9th Aug 2013, Lake Vyrnwy