The Moths of Suffolk
964a Cochylis molliculana, Zeller, 1847

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, first county record in 2011 (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to August

Larval foodplants : Bristly Oxtongue

Comments : First recorded in Britain in 1993 at Portland. It has rapidly colonised and has now been recorded in most southern counties.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEupoecilia angustana
Cochylis hybridella
Cochylis atricapitana
Cochylis pallidana

Compare confusion species
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First county record - Mendlesham, Suffolk (7.v.2011) © Neil Sherman

Further Photographs

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Mendlesham, Suffolk (7.ix.2013) © Neil Sherman
Woolpit, Suffolk (28.viii.2015) © Paul Bryant