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2473 ~ Beautiful Hook-tip ~ Laspeyria flexula
UK Status

Resident. Local S,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species, that has only been found at a few sites in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Scalloped Hook-tip and Lesser Belle.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, parks, scrub, orchards and gardens.

Foodplant

Lichens growing on twigs and branches of broadleaf and coniferous trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-late May. Pupates in a strong cocoon formed on a twig or branch of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin