|0965 ~ Cochylis hybridella|
Resident. A locally common species found in Britain as far north as Cheshire, mainly on areas with limestone or chalk.
Rirst recorded in the east of the county in 2011, since then it has been found to be very common locally especially along the railway tracks, which ties in with its limestone association.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-15mm.
Cochylis dubitana & Cochylis atricapitana.
time & Voltinity
Favours chalk and limestone areas.
Ox-tongue, hawk's beard.
Eggs laid on seedhead. Larva lives and feeds within the flowers and seedhead. Pupates in a tough silken cocoon spun in debris on the ground.
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Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech
Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown