Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (9-12mm)
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Epinotia granitana
Scarce Spruce Bell

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1144a / 49.236

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The single British specimen was found in the Elveden Forrest in May 2007. It is not known if it is resident.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in May and June. The larvae feed on the leaves of Picea abies. They hibernate fully fed and pupate on the tree.

Identification: A pale winged species with numerous transverse grey striations these coalescing into three black patches running centrally down the wing. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2007.
Last Recorded in 2007.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2007126TL88 - Thetford
2007+26TL88 - Thetford
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Wingspan: 9-12mm
Flight: May - June (August)
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Migrant / Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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