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Found in gardens, hedgerows, waste ground and many other habitats.
It can be found from March to November with peaks in late May/early June and again in July to September.
Males often create a 'hum' by vibrating their wings when resting and this sound is often a familiar background noise in woodland during the summer. It is multiple brooded.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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