|2314 ~ Dingy Shears ~ Amphipyra ypsillon|
Resident. Local S,C,(N).
An uncommon species recorded from scattered sites from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 32-42mm.
Damp woodland & other wet places.
The leaves and catkins of poplars, sallow and willows.
Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-early June, feeding firstly on catkins and later on the leaves. Pupates in a cocoon just below the soil or beneath the bark.
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Photo by PRW, 12th July 2009, Commins Coch
Photo by SOS, 10th July 2016, Guilsfield