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Phtheochroa sodaliana
Buckthorn Conch (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
923 / 49.094
Photo © Allan Drewitt

Similar Norfolk Species
Bluebell Conch
Hysterophora maculosana
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Ground colour white with distinct black marks in median fascia, black stria in tornal area and obvious rufous apical spot.

Nationally scarce, rare distinctive Tortrix, with only a few Norfolk records from the Brecks and Broads. Occurs on calcareous soils mainly in the southern counties of England.
The adult flies from dusk onwards in June - July. Larvae feed on the berries of Buckthorn.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2022228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/06/2022128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
12/06/2022128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
02/07/2021227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
02/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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