Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Thetford 1934 - W.G. Whittingham collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

Similar Norfolk Species
Epinotia subsequana
Dark Spruce Bell
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
Epinotia pygmaeana
1130 Dingy Spruce Bell
(Hübner, 1799)49.246
Norfolk status
Scarce in Norfolk.
Coniferous woodland, plantations and sometimes isolated spruce trees.
The strongly biciliate-fasciculate antenna of the male and in both sexes the pure white area of the hindwing, together with the lack of a developed ocellus in the forewing, distinguish pygmaeana from E. subsequana.

Record from Buxton Heath in 1996.

[BTS v2, p100]

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1996.


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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: April - June
Foodplant:   Spruce, Silver Fir
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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