Norfolk status Could resemble Cochylis atricapitana or C. dubitana but immediately separated from those species by the white thorax.
Occurring in chalk and limestone rough grassland, scrub and coastal habitats. Now apparently well established in West Norfolk fenland, with several records in recent years. Larvae feed in the seedheads of Bristly Oxtongue, Hawkweed Oxtongue and several species of Hawk's-beard.
Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats