Chaetorellia jaceae

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Habitat

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

When to see it

Summer.

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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