Epiblema sticticana - Distribution map

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49.284 BF1186

Epiblema sticticana

(Fabricius, 1794)

Wingspan 15-20 mm.

Rather difficult to distinguish from the closely related E. scutulana and E. cirsiana, this species is however generally lighter and browner.

It flies in May and June and occupies waste ground, coastal localities and other open situations. It is fairly common over much of the British Isles.

The larvae feed mostly on coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), initially in the roots and later in the flower stems.
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