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Spatalistis bifasciana
Small Purple Button (Hübner, 1787)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1034 / 49.058
Photo © Mick ACourt,  Hickling 2015

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to July
Foodplant:   buckthorn and dogwood (oak and sweet chestnut leaves)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare species frequenting woodland margins.

Larva feeds on berries or fruits of buckthorn and dogwood (also recently found among dead oak and sweet chestnut leaves)

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
09/06/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/06/2017127TG14 - Sheringham
12/06/2017127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
12/06/2017127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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