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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva in seedhead, Penny Hill Landfill Site.

Similar West Midlands Species

Cochylidia implicitana
Chamomile Conch
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (10 - 17mm)
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Cochylis roseana
Rosy Conch

(Haworth, 1811)962 / 49.134

Locally fairly common resident, especially of calcareous banks, grassland and woodland rides.

Dipsacus fullonum with larva feeding from August to May on the seeds. Larval tunnelling can be seen in the opened seedhead but it never enters the central cavity.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10 - 17mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Teasel
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
22/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
22/07/202023VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
31/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/07/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
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