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73.225 ~ 2248 ~ Brindled Green ~ Dryobotodes eremita
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-39mm.

Confusion species

Shears.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows, scrub, gardens & some urban areas.

Foodplant

The expanding buds & leaves of pedunculate oak (and probably sessile oak).

Lifestage data

Overwinters as egg (laid in small batches on foodplant). Larva Apr-June. Then pupates underground in a cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 16th Aug 2010, Commins Coch