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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (11-15mm.)
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Cochylidia rupicola
Hemp-agrimony Conch

(Curtis, 1834)959 / 49.129

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among hemp-agrimony at Beccles (Crutwell).

Recent Status: A local rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and also comes to light. It can be found from June to August. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Eupatorium. They hibernate fully grown where they pupate in a stem of the foodplant.

Identification: A species of variable ground colour with the head and thorax the same colour as the basal quarter of the wing which ranges from off white through cream to ferruginous. The forewings are marked with a broad central cross band and extensive markings beyond. The strength of the markings is in line with the ground colour. More Info

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1985.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
07/07/2017125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
10/07/2001125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
1994+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/07/1985+26TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
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Wingspan: 11-15mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Hemp Agrimony
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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