Orange Spot Piercer Pammene aurana
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Tortricidae » Olethreutinae
A very distinctive species, having two orange blotches on a chocolate brown forewing.
Flying in June and July, the moths can be found in the afternoons on the flowers of the foodplant, hogweed (Heraclium sphondylium). The larvae spin seeds of hogweed together .living between seeds spun together with silk were they feed , and over-wintering in a cocoon.
Hedgerows, rough ground and woodland edges, favouring Hogweed.