Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia sordidana
Brown Alder Bell
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (16-22mm)
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Epinotia caprana
Large Sallow Bell

(Fabricius, 1798)1154 / 49.229

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Apparently rare, or overlooked, among sallow. A Single example at Tuddenham, in the Breck fens, during 1910 (Nurse, Entom. 1911, 221) and one female at Monks Soham light in mid-August 1935 (Mly).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from July till September. The larvae feed in spun terminal leaves of Salix. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: This is one of the larger and very variable Epinotia species. It has distinctive forms that possess more and larger pale areas that related species but there are also forms that are very similar to E. brunnichana and genitalia dissection must then be used to identify the species for these specimens. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Unicolorous forms = 4

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/09/2014125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
25/07/2014125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
24/08/2013125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
15/08/2012125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: July - Oct
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willow, Bog-myrtle
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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