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Brevicornutia pallidana
Sheep's-bit Conch (Zeller, 1847)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
967 / 49.140
Photo © Stewart Wright,  18/06/2022 - Winterton North Dunes

Similar Norfolk Species
Birch Conch
Thyraylia nana
Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sheep's-bit
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Mainly coastal habitats, grassland on light sand or stony soils where foodplant Sheep's-bit found.

Very few modern-day records in Norfolk from Winterton Dunes NNR (Sterling, 1993) and recent records from Winterton Dunes and Yarmouth (2001 - present).

Interestingly, Barrett lists Yarmouth Denes in his 1874 checklist, along with Middleton (VC28) in 1884. Both records are noted as "Scarce".

Recorded at Weeting, VC28 in 2021.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/07/2021227TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
03/07/2021228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/07/2019427TG50 - Yarmouth
07/07/2018127TG50 - Yarmouth
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