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Aethes cnicana
Thistle Conch (Westwood, 1854)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
945 / 49.127
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum 11/06/10

Similar Norfolk Species
Burdock Conch
Aethes rubigana
Yarrow Conch
Aethes smeathmanniana
Wingspan: 14-17 mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   Thistles.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Marshy areas, fens, scrub, waste ground.

Slightly glossy appearance to the forewings.
Slightly smaller than the similar A. rubigana and lacking the darker markings.

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/07/2021427TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
29/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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