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Thyraylia nana
Birch Conch (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
968 / 49.133
Photo © Brian Jones,  12/5/2011 Belton Norfolk, (VC25 East Suffolk record)

Similar Norfolk Species
Sheep's-bit Conch
Brevicornutia pallidana
Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: May-June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Distinctive small species with grey/ochreous ground colour.

A fairly common and widely distributed species in England, Wales and Scotland.

Old records include six Victorian references from across Norfolk, and 1980's and 90's records from Hickling, Ringland, Aldeford, Bawdeswell, East Wretham, Bodney, Breckles heath and Kelling Heath.
Rather local in Norfolk with more records in recent years.

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
13/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
12/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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