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1184 ~ Epiblema scutulana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

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.

Confusion species


The female can be confused with E. cnicicolana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Open woodland and wet grassy places.

Foodplant

Marsh thistle and common knapweed.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 6th May 2011, Llanymynech