Tortricidae : Tortricinae
ABH BF
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Similar Norfolk Species
Cochylis atricapitana
Black-headed Conch
Cochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14 mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
 
Cochylis dubitana
964 Little Conch
(Hübner, 1799)49.137
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).

Widespread.
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 2014.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2014127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
28/06/2014128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
28/06/2014128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
13/06/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/06/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-14 mm.
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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