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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Aethes margaritana
Silver Coast Conch

(Haworth, 1811)948 / 49.118

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed

Recent Status: A rare coastal species.

Life Style: Single brooded and flying at night during July and August. The larvae feed from and hibernate in a spinning in the flower heads of the Compositae Achillea millefolium, Matricaria chamomilla or Leucanthemum vulgare. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: The moth is stridently marked with four irregular orange/brown bands traversing a pale yellowish/silvery forewing. There are no confusion species in Suffolk. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1962.
Last Recorded in 1965.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/1965 to 13/07/1965+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/07/1964 to 18/07/1964+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
04/07/1964 to 18/07/1964+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
18/07/1963+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
16/07/1963+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: July to August.
Foodplant:   Yarrow, Scented Mayweed, and Oxeye Daisy.
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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