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Hysterophora maculosana
Bluebell Conch (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
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Photo © Rob Lee,  Church Hill Common 17/05/2016

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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Bluebell
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local in Bluebell woodland.

A pre 1900 record listed by Barrett in 1874 at Norwich, noted as "Scarce", and a confusing record from 1881 in the King's Lynn area.

First modern day Norfolk record taken in 2012 at Melton Constable, when a specimen settled on a kitchen window in a garden with plenty of bluebells. (D. Longden, 23/05/12)

Several recent records including a first confirmed VC28 record at Bittering. (D. Appleton, 19/05/2016)

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/05/2021527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/05/2020827TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/05/2020527TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/05/2020327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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