1272 Orange Spot Piercer Pammene aurana

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Family

Wingspan 9 - 13 mm.

Flight period Flying in June and July, found in the afternoons on the flowers of the foodplant hogweed (Heraclium sphondylium).

Description Distinctive species, having two orange blotches on a chocolate brown forewing.

Larvae: The larvae spin seeds of hogweed together and feed on the seeds inside the spinning.

Habitat: Waysides, gardens, open woodland and hillsides.

 

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