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49.137 ~ 0964 ~ Cochylis dubitana
UK Status

Resident. A local species in England and Wales, very local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2014 at Derwenlas in the far west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-15mm.

Confusion species

Cochylis hybridella, Cochylis atricapitana and Eupoecilia angustana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)




Ragwort, hawk's-beards and hawkweeds.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in a spinning amongst the flowers and seeds. Pupates amongst debris.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by AT, 3rd Aug 2014, Derwenlas

Photo by AT, 25th Aug 2016, Derwenlas