Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Aethes beatricella
Hemlock Yellow Conch
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18 mm.)
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Aethes francillana
Long-barred Yellow Conch

(Fabricius, 1794)950 / 49.124
Norfolk status
Coastal rough grassland, quarries and hillsides on chalk downs.

Easily confused with the more common Aethes beatricella. Separated by narrower and more oblique markings on the forewing.

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Recorded in 18 (24%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Comparative forwings - J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
19/06/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/06/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/06/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/07/2016128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 13-18 mm.
Flight: June through to early September.
Foodplant:   Wild Carrot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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