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Cochylidia heydeniana
Blue-fleabane Conch
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13 mm.)
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Cochylidia implicitana
Chamomile Conch

(Wocke, 1856)956 / 49.132

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Common in the Sandlings.

Life Style: A single or possibly double brooded species flying during summer. The larvae hibernate. They feed in the flowers and seeds and bore into the shoots and stems of Matricaria chamomilla, Anthemis cotula, Tripleurospermum inodorum or T. maritumum. They may pupate in the larval habitation or on the ground.

Identification: This species is distinguished from similar species by a slight pink tinge in the terminal third of the forewing. This is sometimes faint and may be reduced to an area at the apex but will always be detectable.

Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Hollesley Suffolk. - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2020126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
16/09/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/09/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/09/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
23/08/2020125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13 mm.
Flight: May through to August
Foodplant:   Stinking Chamomile, Mayweed, Goldenrod, Scentless/Sea Mayweed
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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