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1201 ~ Eucosma cana
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, 15-23mm.

Confusion species


E. hohenwartiana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Chalk downs, meadows and waysides.

Foodplant

Black knapweed and thistle spp.

Lifestage data

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 13th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown

Photo by PB, 15th July 2011, Morben ISAF