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Neocochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch (Hübner, 1813)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
965 / 49.136
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Upwell 15/07/11

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Similar Norfolk Species
Little Conch
Neocochylis dubitana
Black-headed Conch
Cochylichroa atricapitana
Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Bristly Oxtongue, Hawkweed Oxtongue, hawk's-beard
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Locally widespread in Norfolk, especially West Norfolk fenland, with several records in recent years.

Occurring in chalk and limestone rough grassland, scrub and coastal habitats.

Resembles Cochylichroa atricapitana and Neocochylis dubitana, separated from those species by the white thorax.

Larvae feed in the seedheads of Bristly Oxtongue, Hawkweed Oxtongue and several species of Hawk's-beard.

Recorded in 46 (62%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2021127TM18 - Diss
11/09/2021128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
10/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/09/2021228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/09/2021228TF52 - Terrington
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