|73.069 ~ 2243 ~ Early Grey ~ Xylocampa areola|
A common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 32-40mm.
Shears and Glaucous Shears.
Broadleaf woodland, scrub, hedgerows and other well wooded areas including gardens.
Wild and cultivated honeysuckles.
Overwinters as a pupa in a strong cocoon underground. Eggs are laid singly on the stems of the plant. Larva April-June, feeding at night.
Photo by PRW, 12th Mar 2007, Commins Coch
Photo by MDH, 17th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by PB, 12th Mar 2012, Morben ISAF