Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Spring brood. Aldeby, Norfolk. May 2015.

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Epinotia tetraquetrana
Square-barred Bell
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14 mm.)
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Epinotia immundana
Common Birch Bell

(Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1839)1136 / 49.240

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Rarely noted with us since taken at Leiston before 1890 (Grey). A local species feeding on alder, among which it is common at Catfield and Caister, just over the Norfolk border. Bentley Woods in 1934 (Whit), in May 1933 and at light by Fritton Lake in August 1934 (D) and June 1935 (Mly); Blythbro and Wangford woods (Cd).

Recent Status: A locally common woodland species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species flying in April to June and again in July to September. The larvae feed on buds, catkins or rolled leaves of Betula and Alnus. The second generation hibernates. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: The species is variable in the extent of paler markings on a brown to black forewing. The oblique basal edge of the central dorsal blotch is usually the most consistent marking.
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Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021126TL88 - Thetford
01/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
07/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-14 mm.
Flight: April - June and August.
Foodplant:   Alder and Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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