|0945 ~ Aethes cnicana|
Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout most of the British Isles.
Fairly common throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 14-17mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Stem miner. Eggs laid on flower. Larva first feeds on seeds then bores into the stem feeding on the pith. Pupates in dead stems of the foodplant.
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Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin