Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia brunnichana
Large Birch Bell
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (16-21 mm.)
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Epinotia solandriana
Variable Bell

(Linnaeus, 1758)1156 / 49.233

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This polyphagous species is far from common. Bentley Woods in August 1896; Ipswich; Blythburgh Wood in September 1931.

Recent Status: Recorded but not common in Suffolk.

Life Style: This single brooded species flies late in summer from July till October. It will come to light. The larvae feed from a longitudinally rolled leaf of Betula, Corylus, Salix caprea or Rosa. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: This is a larger Epinotia species. There is an easily recognised form that has a large double lobed dark patch along the dorsum however there are completely different forms. Some of these are ferruginous which is distinctive but others less clearly marked or coloured are impossible to separate from forms of E. sordidana and E. brunnichana and must be determined by genitalia dissection. It should be noted that the images of the genitalia of this group of Epinotia in the Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland are incorrectly labelled. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Unicolorous forms = Grade 4 (Gen. Det,)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2014.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2014125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/07/2010125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/08/2009125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
12/08/2009125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
25/08/2007125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 16-21 mm.
Flight: June - August (Sept)
Foodplant:   Birch, Hazel and Sallow.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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