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73.235 ~ 2255 ~ Feathered Ranunculus ~ Polymixis lichenea lichenea
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Cors Dyfi Nature reserve in the far west of the county. Since then it has also been found at Llanymynech Rocks in the far north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-40mm.

Confusion species

Black-banded.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Coastal places, especially cliffs and sand dunes. Also slightly inland on rocky areas and limestone and chalky scree.

Foodplant

A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva in the vegetation. Larva Oct-May. Pupates underground in a strong cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 5th Oct 2013, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 5th Oct 2013, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows eggs

Photo by GO, 1st Oct 2016, Llanymynech