|49.265 ~ 1201 ~ Eucosma cana|
Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.
A fairly common species throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 15-23mm.
|Flight time & Voltinity
Chalk downs, meadows and waysides.
Black knapweed and thistle spp.
Flower/seed feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in flowerheads and seedheads feeding on developing seeds and pith. Pupates in a silken cocoon amongst leaf litter or in the soil.
Photo by MDH, 13th July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown
Photo by PB, 15th July 2011, Morben ISAF