The Moths of Suffolk
727a Metzneria aprilella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Habitats : Grassland, waste ground, especially on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded, May to August

Larval foodplants : Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMetzneria neuropterella

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Life history chart
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