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Epinotia nisella
Grey Poplar Bell (Clerck, 1759)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1138 / 49.255
Photo © Francis Farrow,  f. decorana - Sheringham 1/7/03

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Grey Aspen Bell
Epinotia cinereana
Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Flight: July - Oct.
Foodplant:   Sallow and Poplar.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Many variations, though one of the more distinctive is f. decorana, which shows an orange area over the mid-part of the forewing.
Woodland, parks and gardens, boggy heaths and banks of rivers and streams where old clumps of sallow grow.

Please note the grey form of Epinotia nisella could be E. cinereana, and would require examination of the genitalia for separation.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/09/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
09/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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