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Cochylis dubitana
Little Conch
Cochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm)
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Cochylis atricapitana
Black-headed Conch

(Stephens, 1852)966 / 49.139
Norfolk status
Separated from C. hybridella by the lack of a white thorax and from C. dubitana by the black head and labial palpi. Beware of worn specimens that could cause confusion.

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.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
30/07/20203628TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
29/07/2020227TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Generations
April-June, July-Sept
Foodplant:   Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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