Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)
mallow crest, mallow groundling, cotton stem moth
The larvae live in the flowers, feeding on the developing seeds. With spinning the calyx leaves are kept closed.
In favourable climates two or more generations; hibernation as imago.
distribution within Europe
Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huisman & Koster (1994a, 1996a, 1999a), Powell, Eichlin & Sperling (2011a), Requena (2009a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a).