Lead Belle Scotopteryx mucronata - Distribution map

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70.04 BF1733

Lead Belle Scotopteryx mucronata

(Heydemann, 1925)

Wingspan 30-38 mm.

A local species in Wales and western England, with a darker subspecies (scotica) locally in parts of northern England and Scotland, sometimes occurring as a melanic form.

There is one generation, flying in May and June.

The overwintering larvae feed mainly on gorse (Ulex) and broom (Cytisus).

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