|1184 ~ Epiblema scutulana|
Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles.
A fairly common species throughout the county. Although care should be taken as there are a few other very similar species, especially E cirsiana.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-23mm.
The female can be confused with E. cnicicolana.
time & Voltinity
Open woodland and wet grassy places.
Marsh thistle and common knapweed.
Stem/root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds within stems and roots, moving to upper part of the stem before pupating. Pupates in a silken cocoon in stem.
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Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin
Photo by MDH, 6th May 2011, Llanymynech