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Epinotia nigricana
Fir Bell (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1140 / 49.250
Photo © Peter Buchner

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Spruce Bell
Epinotia nanana
Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Silver Fir
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Frequenting silver fir plantations and mixed woodland.
Similar in coloration to E. nanana but larger and differs in the basal patch of the forewing.
Flies in afternoon sunshine.

Old records from Merton and King's Lynn (C. Barrett)

[BTS v2, p112]

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1889.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1889+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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