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2248 ~ Brindled Green ~ Dryobotodes eremita
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, that has been recorded from just a handful of scattered sites across 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