Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 25-35 mm. With its velvety plain black wings and red thoracic collar this is an easily identifiable species. The latter part of the abdomen is a strong yellow and more extensive below. The wings are held wrapped around the body in typical footman fashion. CHRYSALIS: Located in brownish coccoon amongst plant debris. LARVA: Greyish green and hairy with orange markings along the sides. Located on tree trunks were it feeds on lichens and algae. BEHAVIOUR: Attracted to light. HABITAT: Primarily broadleaved woodland but also coniferous areas. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded. June - July. STATUS: Resident and local and suspected immigrant.

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