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PICTURE: Seen by day at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, East Lincolnshire, June 2009.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This moth is well distributed over most of the British Isles, and is a fairly common resident. The adult moths have a wing span of about 10mm to 16mm.

 

WING SPAN: 10mm to 16mm.                                   STATUS: Resident 

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: There are two broods of the adult moth which are on the wing from May to July, and again in late August into September. This tortrix moth is found in many places where the food plant, Knapweed  occurs. The larva feed below the flower in the stems of the plants on the developing seeds.

LARVAL PERIOD: The larva feed below the flower in the stems of the plants on the developing seeds.

 

HABITAT: This tortrix moth is found in many places where the food plant, Knapweed  occurs.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: Knapweed.

                                      

SIMILAR SPECIES: Other tortrix moths of the Aethes genus have a very similar appearance.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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