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73.084 ~ 2293 ~ Marbled Beauty ~ Bryophila domestica
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-30mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Often associated with old buildings, stone walls or rocky places where the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

Lichens.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva amongst the foodplant. Larva Sept-early June, feeding at night and hiding during the day in a silken retreat in which it later pupates.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin