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1483 ~ Phycitodes binaevella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local in the southern half of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-27mm.

Confusion species


Homoeosoma nebulella. Extra care regarding id should be taken with worn examples.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

On light soils.

Foodplant

Spear thistle.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed in the seed-heads hollowing out a large cavity. Pupates in a dull brown cocoon on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2011, Llanfyllin