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49.137 (BF964)

Little Conch   

Neocochylis dubitana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July, September-April on the flowers and in the seed-head.  Adults: May-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Common Ragwort, Hawk’s-beard and Hawkweed species (Crepis, Pilosella), Goldenrod, less regularly on other Asteraceae.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Mersehead RSPB, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 3rd August 2005.

8 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2020
49.132 Cochylis Dubitana
49.132 Cochylis Dubitana
49.132 Cochylis Dubitana
49.132 Cochylis Dubitana49.132 Cochylis Dubitana49.132 Cochylis Dubitana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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