Lepidoptera Ephippiphora Cirsiana Moth
This insect represents the family Grapholithida. It is a common moth, and is widely distributed.
Its fore wings are greyish brown, with a large white patch on the middle of the inner margin; and beyond this white, in the anal angle, is a pale grey patch containing three or four black dots. The tips of the wings are reddish brown.
The moth flies in June and July; and the larva, which feeds on thistles, may be found in the stems from October to the following May.