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Cochylis roseana
Rosy Conch
Cochylidia implicitana
Chamomile Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Falseuncaria degreyana
Breckland Conch

(McLachlen, 1859)961 / 49.141

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local on both coast and Breck. Lowestoft during August (Entom. 1922, 258). Elveden (Williams) ; Brandon (Barrett; cf. Ent. Annual, 1868). Thetford, and bred at both Euston 1933 and Barton Mills 1935 (Whit).

Recent Status: Endemic to Breckland and rare.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can be found from May to August. The larvae feed on flowers and seed heads of Linaria vulgaris and Plantago lanceolata. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground or inside the seed head of P. lanceolata.

Identification: The moth is a pale whitish grey heavily suffused pink, especially towards the apex. It is marked with a reddish brown. There is a narrow costal edge basally, a very oblique, narrow irregular central fascia that is slightly broader at the dorsum and fades out before reaching the costa. There is shading at the termen particularly at the apex. The cilia are less pink. They are not barred which distinguishes it from an otherwise similar Cochylis roseana. Morley’s coastal records may be confused here. More Info .

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 1998.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1998+25TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
1981+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
1935+26TL77 - Mildenhall
1933+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Toadflax, Ribwort Plantain.
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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