The Moths of Suffolk
957 Cochylidia heydeniana, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, verges and other rough areas where the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and July to August

Larval foodplants : In the seed-heads or central stem of Blue Fleabane (Erigeron acer) or Canadian Fleabane (Conyza)

Records : Mildenhall (SMG, 24.vii.1999), Knettishall Heath (M R Hall, 29.viii.1999), Tattingstone (SMG, 9.viii.2000), Tunstall Forest (D Young, 2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : An especial Breck species, occurring also on our coast. Lowestoft in August (EMM. 1922, 258). Larva feeding in flowers of Erigeron acre at Elveden (Williams), and Brandon; Eupaecilia erigerana, Wlsm., doubtless occurs all over the Breck district (Barrett, Trans. Norf. Nat. Soc. 1899, 546): Worlington in 1925 (Whit, Trans. i, 35).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultCochylidia implicitana
Cochylidia subroseana
Falseuncaria ruficiliana
Falseuncaria degreyana

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