Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia subsequana
Dark Spruce Bell
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Epinotia pygmaeana
Dingy Spruce Bell

(Hübner, 1799)1130 / 49.246

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common at Troston, and also occurs less freely among spruce firs at other places in the same neighbourhood, in 1909 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221); Elveden, 1934 (Whit).

Recent Status: No recent records.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies from late March to early June. They fly by day and may come to light. The larvae feed on the needles of Picea and Abies alba. The initially mine a leaf and then feed from a tube spun between leaves. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground to emerge the following year.

Identification: The male of this species has antennae that appear shortly pectinate owing to long setae on each segment. There is no costal fold. The dark marked basal patch of the forewing is acutely produced centrally. The dorsal patch may be pale and may be contiguous with the costal half of the wing post basal patch. The distal half of the wing is overall darker, particularly post dorsal patch. More Info

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Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 1934.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1934+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
1909+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Spruce, Silver Fir
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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