1201 Eucosma cana
(Haworth, 1811)Wingspan 15-23 mm.
Generally common and widely distributed, this species is fairly distinctive with its buffish or greyish ground colour and darker longitudinal streaks. The light longitudinal discal streak on the forewing serves to separate darker specimens with indistinct markings from E. hohenwartiana.
The larvae feed on the flowerheads of various types of thistle (Carduus) and black knapweed (Centaurea nigra).
The adults are on the wing between June and August, and fly from late afternoon onwards, later coming to light.