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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.

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 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
10/09/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
08/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
06/09/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
04/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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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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