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Phalonidia manniana
Water-mint Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (10-14mm)
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Phalonidia udana
Loosestrife Conch

(Guenée, 1845)926a / 49.102
Norfolk status
Unknown - Newly Recognised in Britain.

Resent research including examination of DNA bar codes has showed that there are two species amongst what were known as Phalonidia manniana.

Slight differences occur in appearance (see P. manniana) however these are extremely hard to define, and they can only be reliably determined by gen. det. P. udana is also slightly larger than P. manniana. (see comparison plate)

They also have different foodplants, P. manniana feeding as a larva on Water Mint and Gypsywort, P. udana feeding on Loosestrife.

Distribution in Britain is unknown until many more specimens have been correctly identified.

First published Norfolk specimen from Hickling in 2010. (D. Agassiz, 12/07/10). Recent research from small samples suggest the species seems confined to the Norfolk Broads with just one recorded away from here at Aldeby Carr along the Waveney Valley in 2014. Any specimens suspected of being this species must be retained. [Ent. Rec. 125 p150 (2013)]

New for Suffolk (VC26) in 2015 at RSPB Lakenheath Fen.

Verification Grade Comment: Broads only

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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phalonidia manniana - udana comparison - specimens from J. Clifton, M. Dale. plate by J. Wheeler
First published Norfolk specimen - Hickling - 12-07-2010 - D. Agassiz
Phalonidia udana, Upton Fen, Norfolk, 15 June 2002, Slide 1538 (J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2018127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/07/2018127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
07/07/2017127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/06/2017227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
20/07/2016127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 10-14mm
Season: June - July (provisionally)
Foodplant:   Loosestrife
Nat Status: Unknown
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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