The Moths of Suffolk
965 Cochylis hybridella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Grassland, scrub, open woodland and coastal habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded; mid-May to mid-July and late July to early September, although literature gives this as single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : In the flower- and seed-heads of Hawkweed Oxtongue (Picris hieraciodes), Bristly Oxtongue (Picris echioides) or hawk's-beards (Crepis)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCochylis dubitana
Cochylis atricapitana
Cochylis pallidana

Compare confusion species
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Havergate island, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (5.vii.2006) © Stuart Read
Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.vi.2009) © Matthew Deans