Cochylis nana

    Alt Name
    Birch Conch

    Wingspan 9 to 13 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland containing Birch.

    When to see it

    In June from dusk onwards.

    Life History

    The larvae feed in the catkins of the foodplant, Birch.

    UK Status

    A fairly common and widely distributed species in England, Wales and Scotland. In Ireland it is somewhat scarcer. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    49.133 BF968

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map