Metzneria paucipunctella (Zeller, 1839)
knapweed seedhead moth
The larvae live in the flower heads, feeding on the developing fruits.
Centaurea debeauxii, diffusa, stoebe.
The larvae hibernate in the heads, pupate there in the following spring
distribution within Europe
Stout, body white, head black.
The larvae actively predate on gall-forming Urophora larvae, that may occur in the same heads.