Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1201 (ABH49.265) Eucosma cana, (Haworth, 1811)

KR04932

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The paler ground colour of the forewing and more distinctive longitudinal streak distinguish this species from E. hohenwartiana.


Wingspan: 15-23 mm.
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.), Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Chalk downs, meadows and waysides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 113 (41.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 23 September

Similar Species
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher