Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (13-15mm)
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Epinotia rubiginosana
Pine Bell

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1146 / 49.251

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The sole Suffolk example was captured at Tuddenham during1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221

Recent Status: Common in the Sandlings and Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day and comes to light from May to July. The larvae feed from a silken tube between leaves of Pinus species. The larvae hibernate and pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: This dark Epinotia species typically has a well defined whitish dorsal patch and a reddish brown apical area. The extent of the reddish brown varies. More Info

Recorded in 23 (40%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
16/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Stone Pine
Nat Status: Local
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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