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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Great Yarmouth North denes, Norfolk. June 2017

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Cochylis nana
Birch Conch
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (10-14mm)
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Cochylis pallidana
Sheep's-bit Conch

(Zeller, 1847)967 / 49.140

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that is found in June. The larvae feed on flowers and seed heads of Jasione. The larvae hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.

Identification: This species is similar to C. molliculana but less extensively marked. It has a pale head and grey marked thorax. The dorsal patch is less extensive than in C. molliculana and it lacks the characteristic marking along the termen of that species. It has dark cilia. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2001.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2001+25TM44 - Orford Ness
1997+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Sheep's-bit
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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