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49.267 ~ 1200f1 ~ Eucosma fulvana
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

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