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Cochylis atricapitana
Black-headed Conch (Stephens, 1852)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
966 / 49.139
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Similar Norfolk Species
Little Conch
Cochylis dubitana
White-bodied Conch
Cochylis hybridella
Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Generations
April-June, July-Sept
Foodplant:   Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Separated from C. hybridella by the lack of a white thorax and from C. dubitana by the black head and labial palpi. Beware of worn specimens that could cause confusion.

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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/06/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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