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Aethes smeathmanniana
Yarrow Conch (Fabricius, 1781)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
947 / 49.120
Photo © Dave Appleton,  25/08/2012 - Bawdeswell

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Wingspan: 12-19 mm.
Flight: May through to August
Foodplant:   Yarrow and Knapweeds.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
White ground colour with ocherous suffusion. Some darker variations having a more yellow appearance.
Much narrower forewings than similar related species.
Rough open ground, scrub, open woodland, heathland, waste ground.

Recorded in 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
17/06/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
13/06/2022228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
12/06/2022127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/06/2022327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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