Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (16-21mm)
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Thiodia citrana
Lemon Bell

(Hübner, 1799)1204 / 49.219

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Widely distributed in both east and west. Bawdsey cliff in 1933 (Wir); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh in plenty, Thorp and Southwold (Ctw). Brandon (Barrett); Elveden (Williams); Tuddenham (Wrt), where Meek found it abundantly in August 1884 (Ent. xvii, 278 & xix, 106).

Recent Status: Common in the Sandlings and Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August. The larvae feed on flowers and seeds of Achillea millefolium, Artemisia campestre and Anthemis cotula. The larvae hibernate in a cocoon on the ground and may re-commence feeding again in spring before pupation.

Identification: An easily identified species with a consistent patterning.

Recorded in 19 (33%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
21/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
20/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/07/2021125TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 16-21mm
Flight: Jun - Aug.
Foodplant:   Yarrow, Fiel Wormwood and Stinking Camomile.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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