|1520 ~ Hellinsia osteodactylus|
Resident. A widespread but local species found in central England, north Wales and southern Scotland.
First recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2011.
Wingspan : M & F, 16-23mm.
Care must be taken in the identification, there are a number of very similar species.
time & Voltinity
Open woodland and coastal areas.
Ragwort and golden-rod
Eggs laid on foodplant. The Larva feeds on the flowers and seedheads. Pupates on the ground in the debris.
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Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech
Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown