Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Agapeta zoegana
Knapweed Conch
Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (15-24 mm.)
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Agapeta hamana
Common Yellow Conch

(Linnaeus, 1758)937 / 49.109

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant everywhere among thistles in dry pastures in July.

Recent Status: Abundant in Suffolk

Life Style: A night flying species that comes to light It has a long summer single flight period. The larvae feed on the roots of thistles, principally Carduus. The larvae pupate in a cocoon.

Identification: An easily recognised species on size, wing shape and colour. The darker markings vary in extent and can be almost absent. The only other Agapeta species is dark along the termen.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/09/2021126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/08/2021125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
27/08/2021225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
24/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 15-24 mm.
Flight: June through August
Foodplant:   Thistle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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