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49.052 ~ 1022 ~ Cnephasia pasiuana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few very old records taken at Welshpool in the east of the county in the mid 1960's.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Fields and marshy places.


Compositae spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva draws the petals together with a slight spinning and feeds on the lower portion or the flowerhead. Pupates in a folded leaf edge or debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos