|0947 ~ Aethes smeathmanniana|
Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles as far north as south-west Scotland.
First confirmed county record was in 2011 at Llanymynech Rocks (pictured below).
Wingspan : M & F, 12-18mm.
A. cnicana, A. rubigana and Stenodes straminea.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Knapweed spp. and yarrow seeds.
Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds within the flowerhead or seedhead. Pupates in a silken cocoon spun in debris on the ground.
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Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech