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1202 ~ Eucosma obumbratana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed in England and Wales but always rather scarce.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single, very old record from the Welshpool area in 1963.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-20mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Arable land, quarries and sandhills.

Foodplant

Sow-thistle.

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 in the soil.
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