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Cochylichroa atricapitana
Black-headed Conch (Stephens, 1852)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
966 / 49.139
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  09/05/2021 - Cley

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Similar Norfolk Species
Little Conch
Neocochylis dubitana
White-bodied Conch
Neocochylis hybridella
Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Generations
April-June, July-Sept
Foodplant:   Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Separated from Neocochylis hybridella by the lack of a white thorax and from Neocochylis dubitana by the black head and labial palpi. Beware of worn specimens that could cause confusion.

Widespread.
One of three similar relatives.
Diagnostic blackish head/palps and blackish thorax.

Regularly recorded at coastal areas and to a lesser extent inland chalk downs and rough pasture land where food-plant occurs.
Generally distributed throughout the British Isles.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
12/06/2021128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
11/06/2021228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/06/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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