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2466 ~ Blackneck ~ Lygephila pastinum
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. First recorded in 2010 in the extreme east and west of the county. Since then it has been found to be locally common at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 41-48mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Blackneck.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many damp or wet places.


Tufted vetch, marsh pea and wild liquorice.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva May-early July. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 20th July 2011, Middletown