Eucosma campoliliana

Alternative names
Marbled Bell
Description

Wingspan 13 to 18 mm. Quite distinctive with its black and brown markings on a white background, and white head.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It prefers dry locations.

When to see it

The moths fly in June and July, from evening onwards, and are attracted to light.

Life History

Larvae feed on the seeds and stems of Ragwort.

UK Status

Records come from most areas of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

Reference
49.269 BF1197

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