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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. This is mainly a coastal species and the Cors Dyfi area is probably the only place where you would be likely to record this species in the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-40mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


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


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