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Epinotia nisella
Grey Poplar Bell (Clerck, 1759)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
Photo © Dave Appleton,  15/08/2013 - Bawdeswell (gen. det. J Clifton to eliminate cinereana)

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Aspen Bell
Epinotia cinereana
Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Season: 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, these would require examination of the genitalia for separation.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2018228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
05/10/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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