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49.266 ~ 1200 ~ Eucosma hohenwartiana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-23mm.

Confusion species

E. cana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Rough grassland.


Knapweed and saw-wort.

Lifestage data

Flower/seed feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in flowerheads and seedheads feeding on the developing seeds and pith. Pupates in a silken cocoon amongst the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 14th July 2009, Llanfyllin