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Aethes cnicana
Thistle Conch (Westwood, 1854)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
945 / 49.127
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  27/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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
Widespread.
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 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
06/05/2022127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
19/08/2021227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
02/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2021+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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