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Phalonidia curvistrigana
Golden-rod Conch (Stainton, 1859)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
934 / 49.100

Similar West Midlands Species
Water-mint Conch
Phalonidia manniana
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: July / August
Foodplant:   Goldenrod
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Rare, presumed former resident, with one record from Shropshire in the 1940s.

Solidago virgaurea with larva feeding from August on unripe seeds and sometimes spinning flowers together.Full-fed by September, it hibernates in a silken cocoon on the ground.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 1947.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
1947+40SJ22 - Oswestry/Llanymynech
1908+36SO63 - Much Marcle & Aylton
1887+36SO64 - Bishops Frome & Ashperton
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