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49.109 ~ 0937 ~ Agapeta hamana ~ Common Yellow Conch
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout most of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread and common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-23mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Thistle spp.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the roots. Pupates in silken cocoon spun in the larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 17th July 2008, Commins Coch