Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Aethes francillana
Long-barred Yellow Conch
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (14-17 mm.)
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Aethes beatricella
Hemlock Yellow Conch

(Walsingham, 1898)951 / 49.123

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Discovered by the Hon. Beatrice de Grey, later Mrs. Carpenter, at Leiston where she bred it during 1879-80 (EMM. 1898, p. 75). Reared from Conium at Ipswich in 1934 and Darsham in 1935 (Whit); Southwold and Dunwich in 1936 Wir).

Recent Status: Locally common in Suffolk especially in the Sandlings.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in the evening and night and coming to light during June and July. The larvae feed on the seeds of Conium Hemlock and Smyrnium olusatrum Alexanders. Later in the stems where it hibernates.

Identification: The moth is a shade of yellow/ochre with two oblique brown bands, the more posterior one being more or less parallel to the termen. The bands are sometimes narrowly broken near the costa and there may be shading along the base of the costa. Similar to A. francillana in which the bands are narrower and acutely angled to the termen at the apex.

Recorded in 34 (59%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
09/07/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
08/07/2021325TG50 - Gorleston
01/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 14-17 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Hemlock (Alexanders)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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