Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Cochylis atricapitana
Black-headed Conch
Cochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
Cochylis dubitana
Little Conch

(Hübner, 1799)49.137/964
Norfolk status
One of three similar looking Cochylids. Separated from C. hybridella by the lack of a white thorax, and from C. atricapitana by the white head and labial palpi (black in C. atricapitana).

One of three similar relatives.
Diagnostic white head/palps and blackish thorax.

Occurs on rough grassy hillsides, fens, railway banks and waste ground. Widespread records from across Norfolk. Distributed widely in the south of Britain, but becomes scarcer in the north.
This species has two generations in June and August.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2015128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
10/08/2015327TG50 - Yarmouth
08/08/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
08/08/2015+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/08/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: Two Generations
May - June, July - Sept
Foodplant:   Ragwort, hawk's-beard, hawkweed, Perennial Sow-thistle, Goldenrod and other Compositae
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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