Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Notocelia rosaecolana
Common Rose Bell
Notocelia roborana
Summer Rose Bell
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (15-17mm)
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Notocelia trimaculana
Triple-blotched Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1176 / 49.298
=Epiblema trimaculana

Morley’s Final Catalogue: An abundant hawthorn species. Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Bramford, at Monks Soham light in July, Aldeburgh, Thorpe denes, Blythburgh Wood, Lowestoft, Gorleston. Brandon.

Recent Status: Recorded across Suffolk but not especially common.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August. The larvae feed from spun leaves, often terminal shoots, on Crataegus. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: Three similar frequent Notocelia. N. roborana, N. rosaecolana and N. trimaculana can be distinguished as follows. N. roborana is the largest and has a smaller dark basal patch, the pale area is less marked than in the other species and there are just four pairs of strong costal strigulae on the distal half. Sometimes weaker pairs may be evident closer to the base.. N. rosaecolana is a similar size to N. roborana, it has at least five pairs of weaker costal strigulae and additional pairs can usually also be seen closer to the wing base. N. trimaculana is the smaller species that usually emerges earlier than the others. It has only four pairs of strong costal strigulae on the distal half. A fifth is rarely visible. It is more marked in the pale area than N. roborella. The males of all three have costal folds to around one half. More Info

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/07/2021125TM04 - Hadleigh
01/07/2021325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Common
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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