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49.139 (BF966)

Black-headed Conch   

Cochylichroa atricapitana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July, September-April.  First brood in flowers or flower-stalks.  Second brood in lower stem and rootstock where it overwinters.  Adults: April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Common Ragwort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs, Wigtownshire, on 12th August 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found near Dalry on 4th June 1993, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Kirkton on 21st April 2011.

52 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2021 2022
49.139 Cochylis Atricapitana
49.139 Cochylis Atricapitana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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