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Aethes piercei
Devil's-bit Conch Obraztsov, 1952
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
942 / 49.115
Photo © JB Kemp,  Eriskay, Outer Hebrides 24th May 2012

Similar Norfolk Species
Scabious Conch
Aethes hartmanniana
Wingspan: c.15-24 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   devil's-bit scabious
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Damp habitats such as marshes, fens, rough pastures, bogs.

Closely related to A. hartmanniana, and some authorities consider them to be the same species, with A. piercei being no more than an ecological form.
Larger size and generally darker colouration than previous species.

Single Norfolk record from Marham Fen in 1998. A specimen was taken by day, and noted as being larger in size compared to A. hartmanniana also taken at the site.

Historic UK distribution maps show distribution in VC27 and VC28, no further info.

Verification Grade Comment: Size and habitat details essential

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 1998.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/1998128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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