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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (12-18 mm.)
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Aethes tesserana
Downland Conch

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)939 / 49.121
Norfolk status
A variable species with several forms.
Bold chequered pattern and contrasting ground colour of the forewing are characteristic.

Flies actively in sunshine.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/05/2019127TG50 - Yarmouth
19/07/2017+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
26/06/2017128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
17/06/2017+27TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Wingspan: 12-18 mm.
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Oxtongue and Hawkweed.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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