Norfolk status Separated from Neocochylis hybridella by the lack of a white thorax and from Neocochylis dubitana by the black head and labial palpi. Beware of worn specimens that could cause confusion.
Widespread. One of three similar relatives. Diagnostic blackish head/palps and blackish thorax.
Regularly recorded at coastal areas and to a lesser extent inland chalk downs and rough pasture land where food-plant occurs. Generally distributed throughout the British Isles.
Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats