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49.097 ~ 0936 ~ Cochylimorpha straminea
UK Status

Resident. A common and widespread species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-16mm.

Confusion species

C. alternana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Grassland where ever the foodplant is found, but not at higher altitudes.


Common knapweed.

Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in the upper part of the stem below the flower head. Pupa is brown in a silken cocoon in the soil or leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech

Photo by PRW, 20th Aug 2022, Commins Coch