The Moths of Suffolk
962 Cochylis roseana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, scrub, rough banks, stream banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to August

Larval foodplants : In the seed-head of Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : I have found no Roseana in teasel-heads in Suffolk (Whit, 1936). Apparently quite rare with us: galleries in teasel-heads at Old Newton in 1937 (Mly); Mildenhall, one in 1937 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCochylidia subroseana
Falseuncaria degreyana

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Orfordness, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (15.vii.2015) © Paul Bryant