Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Aethes francillana
Long-barred Yellow Conch
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (14-17 mm.)
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Aethes beatricella
Hemlock Yellow Conch

(Walsingham, 1898)951 / 49.123
Norfolk status
Locally widespread.
Very similar to next species Aethes francillana, distinguished by broader and less oblique markings to the forewing.
Waste ground, woodland fringes and hedgerows.

Larvae feed on Hemlock. Has also been found to feed on Alexanders.

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Aethes beatricella examples - J. Clifton
Comparative forwings - J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
24/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
21/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
19/07/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 14-17 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Hemlock (Alexanders)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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