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2240s1 ~ Blair's Shoulder-knot ~ Lithophane leautieri
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, that has been recorded from a handful of scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 39-44mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Conifer plantations, parks and gardens.

Foodplant

The flowers and young leaves of monterey, lawson's and leylend cypress, also occasionally found on juniper.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg laid on the leaves of the plant. Larva late March-July. Pupates underground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 3rd Oct 2010, Morben ISAF

Photo by GBC, 11th Oct 2015, Lake Vyrnwy