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Cochylis molliculana
Ox-tongue Conch (Zeller, 1874)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
964a / 49.138
Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham 16/05/2017

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Similar Norfolk Species
White-bodied Conch
Cochylis hybridella
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Bristly Oxtongue
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
First recorded in Britain at Portland, Dorset in 1993, this species has rapidly colonised the south coast of England, spreading inland as far north as Worcestershire and Huntingdonshire.
First Suffolk record in 2011.

First Norfolk record at Dersingham in 2012 (R. Jones, 27/08/12). Second record (VC27 first) at Haddiscoe New Cut (B. Jones, 01/09/12).

Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
27/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
24/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
24/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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