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Similar Suffolk Species
Phalonidia manniana
Water-mint Conch
Gynnidomorpha vectisana
Small Saltern Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (11-14mm.)
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Gynnidomorpha minimana
Fen Conch

(Caradja, 1916)927 / 49.106

Morley’s Final Catalogue: ' Suffolk,' &c. (Meyrick, 489).

Recent Status: A very rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from May to August. It flies by day but not actively. The larvae feed on the seed of Pedicularis palustris. The larvae hibernate. They pupate in a strong cocoon on the ground.

Identification: Gynnidomorpha species have a darker central band, a pre-tornal patch, a pre-apical patch extending towards the termen and a slight band on the base of the dorsum that may reach the costa. The markings in the terminal third of the wing usually show a reticulate appearance. All have a very small patch of blackish scales inside the apex of the folds on the wing that run from the apex, centre of termen and tornus. This in common with some Phalonidia, Cochylimorpha and Phtheochroa species.
G. minimana has a pale base colour heavily suffused brown. There is a dark mark from the tornus towards the centre of the central band. More Info

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Additional Stats

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Wingspan: 11-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Marsh Lousewort.
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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