Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18mm)
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Epiblema costipunctana
Ragwort Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1187 / 49.289

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local, and little observed here. Flixton near Bungay before 1890, and later in swarms at Aldeburgh (Ctw). Gorleston (D); Monks Soham light (Mly); common on ragwort at Bentley in 1932 and Euston in 1933 (Whit).

Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species flying from May till August. The larvae feed on the stem and roots of Senecio jacobaea. They hibernate and pupate in a cocoon of the ground. The summer brood may pupate in the stem.

Identification: This species has a pale costal blotch with fine striae. The brown of the wing is mixed with orange/ brown. The pale paired costal strigulae may subtend plumbeous fascia towards the ocellar area that may also be plumbeous edged and has black marks. The male has a costal fold to one half. More Info

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
26/06/2020125TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
20/06/2020126TL88 - Thetford
19/06/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/05/2020+26TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-18mm
Flight: Two Generations
May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
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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