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Cochylimorpha straminea
Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (20-24mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Cochylimorpha alternana

(Stephens, 1834)49.098

A rare species of calcareous grassland in the UK, thought to be confined to Kent so unlikely to be resident in our region. Of the two Bucks records, one (from College Lake in 1997) was at least found in the correct habitat, unlike the other from a garden on the clay (at Westcott in 2006) although that one was dissected to confirm. Both are likely to have been vagrants.

Although larger, the moth looks very similar to Cochylimorpha straminea so would need dissection to confirm.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2006.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Greater knapweed
GB Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Date#VC10k Area
31/08/20061VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
19971VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91
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