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Aethes piercei
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Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (11-17mm.)
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Aethes hartmanniana
Scabious Conch

(Clerck, 1759)941 / 49.114

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently confined to the Breck with us. Tuddenham (Wrn), often in chalk-pits (Barrett); Brandon in May 1930 (Mly); common on Breck-sands, 1885 (Farren, Ent. 1886, 110).

Recent Status: A rare Breckland species, four records.

Life Style: Flies at dusk during summer. The larvae are thought to feed on Knautia or Scabiosa.

Identification: The moth has a complex and varied colour pattern. The wing varies from white to a greenish ochre. There are three dark costal marks the central one of which may be a complete band to the dorsum or broken near the costa and at the dorsum. There is also a dark mark above the tornus. These marks are edged in silvery white with black speckling. The termen may also be dark marked or with a complete dark line. Forewing length 6 to 9 mm. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Size and habitat details essential

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Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 1930.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
May 1930+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 11-17mm.
Flight: June to August.
Foodplant:   Field Scabious, Scabious.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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