Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Epiblema scutulana
Thistle Bell
Epiblema cirsiana
Knapweed Bell
Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (15-20mm)
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Epiblema sticticana
Colt's-foot Bell

(Fabricius, 1794)1186 / 49.284

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed as a separate species.

Recent Status: The species is recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day from May to August. It may also visit light. The larvae feed on the roots of Tussilago and Petasites fragrans. They hibernate in the roots and may feed in the stem during spring. They pupate in a cocoon in the ground.

Identification: The species is similar to E. cirsiana and female E. scutulana except that it has a more marked forewing with a variable overall colour that is usually paler than E. cirsiana. It commonly has orange ochre markings. More Info

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2019125TM14 - Ipswich
16/06/2004125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/08/1988+25TM14 - Ipswich
28/06/1985+26TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
27/06/1985+26TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-20mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Colt's-foot, Winter Heliotrope
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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