The Belted Beauty moth is single brooded, and adults are present in March and April. Both sexes can be found sitting on low vegetation during the day and night Belted beauty moth range
The subspeciesLycia zonaria britannica is found only in the UK Belted beauty moth habitat
At its sites on the Wirral and in north Wales, the moth is associated with semi-fixed, herb-rich dune grassland where caterpillars feed preferentially on kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria at Meols Common and bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus at Morfa Conwy, although they do have a wider range of foodplants. At Sunderland Point, the moth is associated with an area of invertebrates_freshwater
Belted beauty moth status
This subspecies is classified as Rare in Great Britain Belted beauty moth threats
The major factor affecting this species has been habitat loss through development, trampling of dune systems by humans and the natural successional changes in vegetation on these habitats Belted beauty moth conservation
The Species Action Plan produced for this moth under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) aims to maintain all known Belted Beauty populations in England and Wales
The UK Biodiversity Action Plan for this species is available at UK BAP.
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