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Phalonidia manniana
Water-mint Conch
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (13-15mm)
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Phalonidia curvistrigana
Golden-rod Conch

(Stainton, 1859)934 / 49.100

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)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: July / August
Foodplant:   Goldenrod
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
1947+VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
1908+VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
1887+VC36 - HerefordshireSO64
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