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Aethes francillana
Long-barred Yellow Conch (Fabricius, 1794)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
950 / 49.124
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  comparative forewings (lepiforum.de)

Similar Norfolk Species
Hemlock Yellow Conch
Aethes beatricella
Wingspan: 13-18 mm.
Flight: June through to early September.
Foodplant:   Wild Carrot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Coastal rough grassland, quarries and hillsides on chalk downs.

Easily confused with the more common Aethes beatricella. Separated by narrower and more oblique markings on the forewing.


Photo or specimen required to confirm any records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 18 (24%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
19/06/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/06/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/06/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/07/2016128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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