Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epiblema foenella
White-foot Bell

(Linnaeus, 1758)1183 / 49.288

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This handsome species, on Artemisia vulgaris, is frequent in our east. Ipswich (Garrett, Ml), at light in 1901 (Pyett); Hemley in 1902, and bred at Waldringfield (Wir); Butley in 1931-5 (Whit), Aldeburgh (Hele, Ctw), Leiston (Grey), Reydon in 1935 (Baker), Beccles (Crf); at light'in Gorleston on 4 August 1933 (Moore), but not to be found among mugwort then.

Recent Status: A common species is Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night and comes to light from June to September. The larvae feed in the roots of Artemisia vulgaris and A. abrotanum. They hibernate fully fed and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A large and very distinctive species that also has a dark form. More Info

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
14/08/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
11/08/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/07/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 17-26 mm.
Flight: June - July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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