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1197 ~ Eucosma campoliliana 
UK Status

Resident. A common species found throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2014 at Commins Coch in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 13-18mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Chalk grasslands, sand dunes, waste ground and open woodland.


Common ragwort.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on larval food. Larva lives in flowerheads and feeds on seeds, occasionally borrowing into stem. Pupates in soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 13th June 2014, Commins Coch Pendugwm