|2247 ~ Merveille du Jour ~ Griposia aprilina|
A fairly common species found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 42-52mm.
Scarce Merveille du Jour.
Broadleaf woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
The immature flowers and leaves of pedunculate oak (& probably other oak species).
Overwinters as egg (laid on twigs or bark of foodplant). Larva Apr-June. Pupates in underground cocoon.
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Photo by MDH, 25th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PB, 14th Oct 2010, Morben ISAF