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
Easily confused with the more common Aethes beatricella.
Coastal rough grassland, quarries and hillsides on chalk downs.
Distinguished by narrower and more oblique markings to forewing than next species Aethes beatricella.

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Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Comparative forwings - J. Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/06/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/06/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/07/2016128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
July 2016+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 13-18 mm.
Flight: June through to early September.
Foodplant:   Wild Carrot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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