|2421 ~ Scarce Silver-lines ~ Bena bicolorana|
Resident. Local S,C.
An uncommon and local species that has been found at scattered sites throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 40-48mm.
Broadleaved woodland and parkland.
The buds and leaves of oak, also recorded on birch.
Overwinters as a small larva on or near the bud of the foodplant. Larva August-May. Pupates in a tough cocoon on the underside of the foodplant leaves.
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Photo by PRW, 4th July 2008, Commins Coch
Photo by DB, 18th July 2011, Middletown