Epiblema cirsiana - Distribution map

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49.286 BF1184a

Epiblema cirsiana

(Zeller, 1843)

Wingspan 12-23mm

Very 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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