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1928 Belted Beauty Lycia zonaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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1928 Belted Beauty Lycia zonaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan 27-30 mm.

A highly localised species, occurring on sand hills in a few scattered localities in Cheshire, North Wales and Scotland. Also known from parts of Ireland.

The females are wingless, but the males fly in March and April, when they are attracted to light.

The larvae feed on a range of low-growing plants including creeping willow (Salix repens) and burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia).

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