Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Tortricidae   Checklist Number: 49.286

Epiblema cirsiana   Zeller, 1843

Knapweed Bell

First recorded in 2014 with a handful of records since from South Uist, Eriskay and Mingulay. This species is similar to E. scutulana but the dark hindwing of male cirsiana is distinctive. The larval food plant is Centaurea nigra