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0937 ~ Agapeta hamana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout most of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread and common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-23mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Thistle spp.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the roots. Pupates in silken cocoon spun in the larval habitation.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th July 2008, Commins Coch