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Aethes smeathmanniana
Yarrow Conch (Fabricius, 1781)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
947 / 49.120
Photo © Tim Hodge,  22/05/2015 - Horsey Corner

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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 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
05/09/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
02/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/08/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
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