The Moths of Suffolk
956 Cochylidia implicitana, (Wocke, 1856)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Fens, scrub and other waste ground or open woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-April to May and July to mid-September or as one prolonged emergence period

Larval foodplants : In the flower- and seed-heads or in a stem of Scented Mayweed (Matricaria recutita), Stinking Chamomile (Anthemis cotula), Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea), Scentless/Sea Mayweed (Tripleurospermum maritimum)

Aston's Additions : Quite a common garden species on Solidago and expected by Morley in 1937. I took a specimen at light near Mr. Peter Rudge's farm at Hepworth on 31st August, 1960, the first Suffolk observation.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultCochylidia heydeniana
Cochylidia subroseana
Falseuncaria ruficiliana
Falseuncaria degreyana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman