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Hysterophora maculosana
Bluebell Conch (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
924 / 49.096
Photo © Dave Jones,  11/05/2019 - Hellington Low Common

Similar Norfolk Species
Buckthorn Conch
Phtheochroa sodaliana
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Bluebell
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
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.

Local in old woodland, with recent records from Suffolk, restricted to southern part of county.

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

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

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2020827TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/05/2020527TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/05/2020327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/05/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/04/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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