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49.11 ~ 0938 ~ Agapeta zoegana
UK Status

Resident. Found in most areas in Britain, but more scarce in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread across the county, but never common.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Knapweed spp.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 22nd July 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 12th June 2011, Middletown
Pic shows f. ferrugana.