Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0966 (ABH49.139) Cochylis atricapitana, (Stephens, 1852)

KR04355

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is one of three similar relatives. It can be distinguished by the diagnostic blackish head/palps and blackish thorax.


Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): ragworts (Senecio spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
National status: Common

Habitat

Coastal areas and to a lesser extent inland chalk downs and rough pastureland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 27 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell