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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Ipswich, 22 June 2017

Similar Suffolk Species
Agapeta hamana
Common Yellow Conch
Approx Length (c. 12.5mm) Wingspan (15-25 mm.)
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Agapeta zoegana
Knapweed Conch

(Linnaeus, 1767)938 / 49.110

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not rare. Ipswich in 1895 (Pyett), Hemley (Whit.); occasionally at Monks Soham light during 1912-34, and at Covehithe in July 1897 (Mly); Blaxhall (Hkr), Leiston (Grey), Sotterly (Gd), Lowestoft (Bd); Fritton (D). Tuddenham (Waters).

Recent Status: Found quite frequently across Suffolk

Life Style: Like A. hamana this is a night flying species with a long summer flight period. The larvae feed on the roots of Centaurea, Scabiosa and Knautia. They pupate in a cocoon where they hibernate.

Identification: A pattern of a pale wing with brown markings. This encloses an area in the distal third, there is also a band on the thorax and wing base and a spot half way along and a little above the dorsum. The species has two colour forms one has a yellow pale colour with brown markings the other form is overall darker with moth being suffused with a bright orange brown.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
19/08/2021525TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
18/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/08/2021226TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
12/08/2021525TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Wingspan: 15-25 mm.
Flight: May to August
Foodplant:   Common Knapweed.
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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