Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia ramella
Small Birch Bell
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (13-17mm)
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Epinotia bilunana
Crescent Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1133 / 49.254

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Found in 'Suffolk' on birch about 1870 (Wrt). Confirmed by Ipswich captures in both 1897-8 (Pyett) and Gorleston in late June (D). Common on birch at Bentley, Foxhall, Sutton Heath, Icklingham (Whit); Dodnash Wood 1936 (Gd).

Recent Status: A common species where birch grows in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August and coming to light. The larvae feed inside catkins of Betula. They hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation. Pupation may also occur in leaf litter on the ground.

Identification: A whitish winged species easily recognised from the two blackish marks on the dorsum. More Info

Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
18/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/07/2021 to 10/07/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
02/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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