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49.284 ~ 1186 ~ Epiblema sticticana ~ Colt's-foot Bell
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Only recorded at Llanymynech Rocks.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species

E. scutulana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Uncultivated ground, waste places and coastal areas.


Tussilago farfara.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds on the roots and rootstock and later moves up to feed on flowers . Pupates spun up in the rootstock of the plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PM, 20th June 2016, Llanymynech Rocks