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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Oxtongues and Hawkweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883
Year last recorded20001956
Number of records22
Number of individuals10
Unique positions22
Unique locations22
Adult records22
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.136 Cochylis hybridella 02
© Andy Nunn
49.136 Cochylis hybridella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Similar species: Three similar species: 0964 C. dubitana head/palps white, thorax blackish; 0966 C. atricapitana head/palps and thorax blackish; 0965 C. hybridella head/palps and thorax white.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon, no recent record.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC64. Kiplingcotes chalk pit, 28.7.2000 (HEB), the first County record for over 50 years.

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