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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (17-22mm.)
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Phtheochroa inopiana
Plain Conch

(Haworth, 1811)921 / 49.092

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently quite a local species, though feeding on fleabane Taken at Hemley (EMM. 1904, 80), again at dusk and bred in 1935 (Wir); Sotterly at light, 1936 (Gd); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); and Lowestoft (Bd).

Recent Status: A species well recorded across Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded and coming to light from May to August. The larvae feed in a silken tube in the roots of Pulicaria dysenterica. The larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The moths are broad winged and sexually dimorphic. The males are almost unmarked. There are also darker almost melanic variations.

Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
15/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
03/07/2021 to 10/07/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
31/07/2020225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
29/07/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 17-22mm.
Flight: June to Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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