|0946 ~ Aethes rubigana|
Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.
Can be locally fairly common; recorded from several sites throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 15-19mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
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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Photo by DB, 15th July 2012, Middletown