Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Stuart Read,  10/07/2019 - Great Cornard

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Eucosma lacteana
Maritime Bell
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (18-22mm)
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Eucosma metzneriana
Mugwort Bell

(Treitshcke, 1830)1196 / 49.274

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: An occasional immigrant species that has established colonies in Britain. One appears to be in Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light flying during May, June and July. The larvae feed in stems of Artemisia absinthium and A. vulgaris. They pupate in the stem.

Identification: A whitish species marked in grey brown. It is the largest by far of any Eucosma species likely to be found in Suffolk. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
24/06/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/07/2019126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/06/2019125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/06/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Mugwort, Wormwood (Artemisia spp.)
Nat Status: pRDB3
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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