Fig 1
ADULT: Wingspan 28-34mm.  The forewings are a a nice warm greyish-brown with occasional lilac tinges and dark brown cross-bands with a dark brown triangular patch near the wing tip.  Hindwings are brownish becoming darker towards the basal area with the outer half orange-yellow with black markings. CHRYSALIS: Overwinters as a cocoon in plant debris. LARVA: July and August on trefoils and clovers. BEHAVIOUR: Day flying often settling for long periods. HABITAT: Woodland clearings and damp meadows. FLIGHT PERIOD: Single brooded.  May to June. STATUS: Resident.  Common southwards becoming more local towards the north.

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