Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia pygmaeana
Dingy Spruce Bell
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (11-13mm)
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Epinotia subsequana
Dark Spruce Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1131 / 49.247

Morley’s Final Catalogue: One example captured in Shrubland Park at Barham on 4 May 1900 (Morley).

Recent Status: No recent Suffolk records for this nationally rare species.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day during April and May. The larvae feed on leaves of Picea and Abies species. They initially mine and then from spun together leaves. The pupae pass the winter in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: An attractively marked species with a pale ground colour marked in brown which is more ferruginous apically. The ocellus is marked with black dashes and edged plumbeous grey along with fascia subtended by the five distinct pale paired costal strigulae. More Info

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Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 1900.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/05/1900+25TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Silver Fir, Giant Fir
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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