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Notocelia incarnatana
Scarce Rose Shoot Moth (Hübner, 1800)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1179 / 49.296
Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Hollesley, Suffolk.Captured Raymond A Watson

Similar Suffolk Species
Large Rose Shoot Moth
Notocelia roborana
Wingspan: 16-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Wild Rose
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The first county record was taken in August 2016. Noted again in 2022. Most probably an immigrant species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June to September. The larvae feed from spun leaves on Rosa species. Commonly reported on Rosa spinosissima at coastal locatities. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The most readily identified Notocelia within a group of four similar brown and white species. This species has markings across the central region of the wing and the white areas are pink suffused.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
04/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
02/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
13/08/2022125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
17/08/2016+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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