I've only trapped once at home during the last 2 weeks as I have been away in Switzerland and Dorset.
Yesterday my wife Anne and I visited Fivehead Arable Fields SSSI in preparation for a walk she is leading for the SWT Heart of the Levels group next Sunday. In addition to the fascinating range of rare cornfield weeds I saw several individuals of a small pink Tortricid which I didn't recognise. After a frustrating 20 minutes one eventually 'sat' for me and I got a decent photograph. Back at home I consulted Manley and the UK Moths website and came up with 1064 Celypha rosaceana
. James McGill confirmed my identification - many thanks, James.
It turns out to be quite a good record. This species inhabits rough fields and the larva feeds on the roots of Dandelion and Sow-thistles. There is a good population of Perennial Sow-thistle Sonchus arvensis
on the site.
1064 Celypha rosaceana
The last record was by David Evans at Draycott Sleights in 2007. Does this species occur elsewhere? Perhaps it can be found where there are relatively undisturbed stands of Perennial Sow-thistle.