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49.289 ~ 1187 ~ Epiblema costipunctana ~ Ragwort Bell
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as the Outer Hebrides.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2010 at Llanymynech Rocks in the north east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-18mm.

Confusion species

E. cnicicolana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Uncultivated ground, meadows, cuttings and sandhills.



Lifestage data

Stem feeder and root borer. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in the root and/or stem. Pupates in a silken cocoon in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech