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Hysterophora maculosana
Bluebell Conch (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  11/05/2017 - Thursford Wood

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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 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/05/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
05/05/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/05/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/05/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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