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1520 ~ Hellinsia osteodactylus
UK Status

Resident. A widespread but local species found in central England, north Wales and southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-23mm.

Confusion species


Care must be taken in the identification, there are a number of very similar species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Open woodland and coastal areas.

Foodplant

Ragwort and golden-rod

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. The Larva feeds on the flowers and seedheads. Pupates on the ground in the debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown