Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Neocochylis dubitana
Little Conch
Neocochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Cochylichroa atricapitana
Black-headed Conch

(Stephens, 1852)966 / 49.139
=Cochylis atricapitana
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.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/09/2020128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
18/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/09/2020128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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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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