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Aethes beatricella
Hemlock Yellow Conch
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18 mm.)
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Aethes francillana
Long-barred Yellow Conch

(Fabricius, 1794)950 / 49.124

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Noticed only along our coast-line, where it is frequent: Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Leiston (B. de Grey); Dunwich (Ctw); on Conium maculatum at Southwold in July'l903 (Mly); and larva: in wild carrot at Lowestoft (Bd).

Recent Status: Local

Life Style: Single brooded. Flying at night and coming to light during summer months. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Daucus carota and Peucedanum and then in the stem where it hibernates.

Identification: The moth is similar to A. beaticella and A. francillana having dark bands on a pale yellow/ochre forewing. This species has narrow straight bands. More Info

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
16/06/2017125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
30/06/2015+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
20/07/2014125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/07/2014125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 13-18 mm.
Flight: June through to early September.
Foodplant:   Wild Carrot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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