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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (17-22mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Phtheochroa inopiana
Plain Conch

(Haworth, 1811)921 / 49.092

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently quite a local species, though feeding on fleabane Taken at Hemley (EMM. 1904, 80), again at dusk and bred in 1935 (Wir); Sotterly at light, 1936 (Gd); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); and Lowestoft (Bd).

Recent Status: A species well recorded across Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded and coming to light from May to August. The larvae feed in a silken tube in the roots of Pulicaria dysenterica. The larvae hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The moths are broad winged and sexually dimorphic. The males are almost unmarked. There are also darker almost melanic variations.

Recorded in 30 (52%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana  |  Phtheochroa schreibersiana >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
22/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
25/07/2019+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
24/07/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
22/07/2019325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 17-22mm.
Flight: June to Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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