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Warm sunny sheltered flowery spots and gardens.
It is found from April to September, peaking in late May and June.
It can attack garden bulbs such as Daffodil. Usually however it can be found in the countryside where it breeds on Bluebell bulbs. Whilst the larvae take up to 300 days to grow, once hatched the adult only lives for 5 - 24 days.
Frequent over much of Britain.
Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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