|2434 ~ Burnished Brass ~ Diachrysia chrysitis|
A common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 34-44mm.
Slender Burnished Brass.
Hedgerows, gardens, wet areas, wood edges and rough grassland.
Mostly on common nettle but also on many other herbaceous plants.
Overwinters as a small larva low down amongst the vegetation. Larva July-June. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon on the underside of the foodplant leaves.
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Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Pic shows f. aurea
Photo by PRW, 26th June 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows green form
Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch
Pic shows blue form