Chaetorellia jaceae


    Length about 4 mm.  Strongly patterned wings with three brownish strips.

    Identification difficulty
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    Meadows, verges and other grassy places, especially where Knapweed is present.

    When to see it


    Life History

    Larvae live within the seed heads of Knapweed species.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in England though rather local.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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