Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Eucosma tripoliana
Saltmarsh Bell
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (14-17mm)
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Eucosma lacteana
Maritime Bell

(Treitschke, 1835)1195 / 49.273

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This maritime species occurs sparingly in the salt-marshes of the Deben at Waldringfield (Wir); Hemley in 1929-35 (Whit); and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw).

Recent Status: The species is found on Suffolk’s salt-marshes.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying during June and July and comes to light. The larvae feed on flowers and leaves of Artemisia maritima. They have a spun retreat. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground in which they pupate.

Identification: A distinctive white species marked with grey brown.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Havergate Island - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020125TM44 - Orford Ness
08/08/2020125TM44 - Orford Ness
07/08/2020125TM44 - Orford Ness
02/08/2018+25TM44 - Orford Ness
14/08/2017+25TM44 - Orford Ness
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Sea-wormwood
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
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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