Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Keith Scarff,  Stowmarket, Suffolk 26th June 2020. First County record, confirmed by N. Sherman

Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (16-22 mm.)
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Epiblema turbidana
Butterbur Bell

(Treitschke, 1835)1182 / 49.290

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in the UK with the first Suffolk record during late June 2020.

Life Style: This single brooded species is an afternoon flying species that may also fly in the evening during warm nights and may then be captured at light. It may be found during Late June and July. The moth generally stays around the larval foodplant, Petasites hybridus. The larvae feed from a silken tube in the crown or in the roots. The larvae hibernate and pupate outside the plant.

Identification: The moth is well marked but without an outstanding character. It shows a weak ocellus, costal strigulae, a large tornal patch and a basal patch. The overall colour varies from a light orange brown to a dark fuscous, however the dark specimens will also show indications of the light orange brown colour. The male has a prominent costal fold to one half.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Wingspan: 16-22 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Butterbur.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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