Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Cochylis atricapitana
Black-headed Conch
Cochylis hybridella
White-bodied Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Cochylis dubitana
Little Conch

(Hübner, 1799)964 / 49.137

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that comes to light. It can be found from May to September. The larvae feed on the flowers and seed heads of Asteraceae, particularly Senecio jacobaceae, Solidago virgaurea, Crepis and Hieracium. The autumn brood hibernates fully fed in a cocoon on the ground. Both broods pupate in a cocoon.

Identification: With similarities to C. atricapitana this species has a white head but the thorax and base of costa are dark. The central band is restricted to costal and dorsal marks and there is reduced marking at the termen and apex. More Info

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/09/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/08/20211525TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
24/08/2021325TG50 - Gorleston
20/08/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: Two Generations
May - June, July - Sept
Foodplant:   Ragwort, hawk's-beard, hawkweed, Perennial Sow-thistle, Goldenrod and other Compositae
Nat Status: Common
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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