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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)

Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Burdock.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 15th July 2012, Middletown