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Phtheochroa sodaliana
Buckthorn Conch

(Haworth, 1811)923 / 49.094
Norfolk status
Ground colour white with distinct black marks in median fascia, black stria in tornal area and obvious rufous apical spot.

Nationally scarce, rare distinctive Tortrix, with only a few Norfolk records from the Brecks and Broads. Occurs on calcareous soils mainly in the southern counties of England.
The adult flies from dusk onwards in June - July. Larvae feed on the berries of Buckthorn.

Only five confirmed modern records from Weeting (Smith, 1991) Thetford (Musgrove, 2001) Upton Fen (NMS, 2002) Catfield (Hammond, 2010) and Foulden Common (Wheeler, 2010)
Old Victorian records from Denton and North Runcton.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
22/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
15/06/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
06/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Season: June - July
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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