Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Spilonota ocellana
Bud Moth
Gypsonoma dealbana
Common Cloaked Shoot
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (12-15mm)
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Gypsonoma aceriana
Rosy Cloaked Shoot

(Duponchel, 1843)1167 / 49.283

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Fairly common among poplar, and on tree-trunks in woods. Frequent in Bentley Woods (Hkg, Pyett); Ipswich in 1930-1 (Whit); Leiston (Grey); Lowestoft (Bd); Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Status: One of the less commonly recorded Gypsonoma species. Possibly under-recorded.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying at the end of day and occasionally coming to light from June to August. The larvae feed inside twigs of Populus species. They pupate away from the larval habitation in a cocoon.

Identification: There are three similar species of Gypsonoma, G. dealbana, G. sociana and G. aceriana. G. aceriana is the least marked species and has the edge of the dark basal patch almost straight which character separates it from similar Olethreutinae. It may show a few black scales in the ocellus and have a slightly darker suffusion mid termen and through the central area to the triangular but weakly marked pre-tornal spot. It has a dark head and palps. G. sociana has a strongly marked pre-tornal spot and a prominent dark mark from the costa at one half. It has a white face but dark crown and the dark palps are white tipped. G. dealbana has a strongly marked pre-tornal spot and a dark mark centrally in the wing just before and above the ocellus. It has a white face, a beige vertex and a brown crown. The palps are pale brown, white tipped. G. dealbana commonly shows much darker forms that the other species do not. More Info

Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Gypsonoma sociana  |  Epiblema sticticana >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/07/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
15/09/2020126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
10/09/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
31/07/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Poplar
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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