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Phtheochroa schreibersiana
Scarce Gold Conch (Frölich, 1828)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
922 / 49.093
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  23/05/2017 - Upwell (dead specimen) New for Norfolk

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: May-June
Foodplant:   Elm, Black Poplar, Bird Cherry
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Endangered species. Possible migrant?

Found in hedgerows, fens, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas in parts of southern England.

Unusual influx of records from the UK in May 2017.

Only a single modern UK record form Middlesex up to 2017, then one was taken at light in London on 24/05/17 and another in Swindon, Wilts (VC7) on 25/05/17. S. Nash

New for Norfolk to an actinic trap at Upwell (VC28) on 23/05/17 - J. Wheeler (Det. S. Nash)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2017.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2017128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
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