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49.128 ~ 0946 ~ Aethes rubigana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Can be locally fairly common; recorded from several sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species

A. cnicana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Eggs laid on seedhead. Larva lives and feeds within the seedhead. Pupates in a silken cocoon spun in debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th July 2012, Middletown