|1804 ~ Barred Rivulet ~ Perizoma bifaciata|
Resident. Local S,C(N).
A local and rare species. In recent times it has only been recorded at a single site in the far west of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 20-26mm.
Barred Carpet, Heath Rivulet.
Mainly on chalk downland, also found on open waste ground.
The ripening seeds of red bartsia and occasionally eyebright.
Overwinters as a pupa underground, sometimes up to 5 years. Larva Aug-Oct living inside the seed capsules until too large, then living on the plant.
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Photo by AT, 29th July 2015, Derwenlas