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Brevicornutia pallidana
Sheep's-bit Conch
Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (9-12mm)
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Thyraylia nana
Birch Conch

(Haworth, 1811)968 / 49.133

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local on birch at Tuddenham and Brandon (Wrn); Mildenhall and Darsham in May 1935, and at light by Fritton Lake in May 1937 (Mly).

Recent Status: Common in the Sandlings.

Life Style: A single brooded species with a partial second brood. Flies at night and comes to light during May June and August. The larvae feed on Betula species catkins. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon on the tree in which they pupate.

Identification: A small Cochylis species marked with grey and some light brown.. The palps and head are pale. The thorax and wing base are marked with grey. There is a grey central band, marked with black that is very wide on the dorsum and narrows somewhat towards the costa. There is a grey suffusion short of the apex. More Info

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/2022126TL77 - Mildenhall
16/05/2022125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/06/2021125TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
14/06/2021125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
12/06/2021526TL77 - Mildenhall
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Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: May-June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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