Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
Photo © Bill Urwin,  Trimingham Beach 30/06/2013

Similar Norfolk Species
Epiblema turbidana
Butterbur Bell
Approx Length (c. 15mm) Wingspan (21-30mm)
Epiblema grandaevana
Great Bell

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)49.291/1181
Norfolk status
The largest and most robust of the British Olethreutinae, this species is further distinguished from E. turbidana by the fasciculate-ciliate antennae and the lighter ochreous-brown general coloration of the forewing, which lacks an ocellus [Bradley].

Formerly found on the Yorkshire coast until 1910, Epiblema grandaevana is otherwise only known in the UK from a population in Leicestershire, although there have been several isolated records from West and East Suffolk up to 2004.

First Norfolk specimen found among leaves of coltsfoot on the soft-rock cliffs at Overstrand in 2012 (J. McGill, 15/07/12).

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
07/07/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
19/07/2015127TG24 - Cromer
20/06/2015128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
07/07/2013127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 21-30mm
Season: July
Foodplant:   Colt's-foot, butterburs
Nat Status: pRDB2
 Immature Adult
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