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Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)

Black-headed Conch
49.1390 (B&F: 966)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Tortricinae
        »Tribe: Cochylini


A resident species that usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light but is sometimes fairly common across the county. It is well distributed and is thought to be increasing. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from mid April to late June and again from mid July to late September. The larvae feed inside the blossoms and stems of ragwort. (Pratt, 2011).

Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)
Woods Mill, 08 viii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)
Findon Valley, 22 iv 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)
Seaford, 17 v 2013
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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