Norfolk status One of three similar looking Cochylids. Separated from C. hybridella by the lack of a white thorax, and from C. atricapitana by the white head and labial palpi (black in C. atricapitana).
Widespread. One of three similar relatives. Diagnostic white head/palps and blackish thorax.
Occurs on rough grassy hillsides, fens, railway banks and waste ground. Widespread records from across Norfolk. Distributed widely in the south of Britain, but becomes scarcer in the north. This species has two generations in June and August.
Recorded in 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats