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Aethes cnicana
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Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19 mm.)
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Aethes rubigana
Burdock Conch

(Treitschke, 1830)946 / 49.128
Norfolk status
Shining white ground colour with patches of ochreous suffusion.
A very dark, thick angled dorsal patch across the forewing (B), a distinct sub-terminal blotch edged in black along the dorsal edge (C) and some noticeable dark spots along the costa (A) are diagnostic.

Occurs on waste ground and dry open areas where foodplant found.

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
06/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
29/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Burdock
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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