Length about 4 mm. Strongly patterned wings with three brownish strips.
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Meadows, verges and other grassy places, especially where Knapweed is present.
Larvae live within the seed heads of Knapweed species.
Fairly widespread in England though rather local.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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