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1928 Belted Beauty Lycia zonaria

(Harrison, 1912)

Ova, prehatch
Belted Beauty  Lycia zonaria (Ova, prehatch)

Ova, prehatch

Lancashire. About to hatch, 6th May.

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Ova, prehatch

Lancashire. About to hatch, 6th May.

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1928 Belted Beauty Lycia zonaria

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70.25 BF1928
Belted Beauty Lycia zonaria

(Harrison, 1912)

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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