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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Knapweed Bell - 1184a Epiblema cirsiana

Likely 1184a Epiblema cirsiana

Epiblema cirsiana 28759

A mating Pair

Wingspan 12-23mm

Description Similar to E. scutulana and E. sticticana. Examination of the genitalia is often needed to confirm identification.

Larvae feed mostly on marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre) and common knapweed (Centaurea nigra) feeding in the stems and roots. They inhabit such places as damp sheltered meadows and woodland rides and clearings.

Adults fly in May and June.

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