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Aethes tesserana
Downland Conch ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
939 / 49.121
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 12-18 mm.
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Oxtongue and Hawkweed.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
A variable species with several forms.
Bold chequered pattern and contrasting ground colour of the forewing are characteristic.

Flies actively in sunshine.

Recorded in 19 (26%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/07/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
27/06/2020328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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