Cochylidia rupicola
Cochylidia rupicola
Adult • Juniper Hill, Gloucestershire • © Patrick Clement

49.129 BF959

Cochylidia rupicola

(Curtis, 1834)

Wingspan c. 13 mm

The distribution of this species covers much of England, as well as south Wales, and it can be found in a wide range of habitats.

Flying in June and July, the moths can be found at large on warm sunny afternoons, but typically fly from dusk onwards.

The larval foodplant is hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), where the flowers and seeds are consumed during August to October, after which the larva builds a cocoon nearby in which it overwinters.
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