|0726 ~ Metzneria metzneriella|
Resident. A common species throughout the Britain as far north as Inverness-shire.
Recorded from two sites in the north-east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 14-19mm.
A quite distinctive species.
time & Voltinity
Grassland, downland and wasteland.
Common knapweed or Saw-wort.
Seed miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva burrows amongst seeds and below the seeds and feeds within. Pupates in a light-brown silken cocoon at the base of the seed capsule.
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Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech
Photo by DB, 5th June 2011, Middletown