|2466 ~ Blackneck ~ Lygephila pastinum|
Resident. Local S,C.
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.
Many damp or wet places.
Tufted vetch, marsh pea and wild liquorice.
Overwinters as an egg. Larva May-early July. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris on the ground.
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Photo by DB, 20th July 2011, Middletown