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Notocelia trimaculana
Triple-blotched Bell (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1176 / 49.298
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  19/06/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Rose Bell
Notocelia rosaecolana
Summer Rose Bell
Notocelia roborana
Wingspan: 15-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Smaller than Notocelia roborana and N. rosaecolana with narrower forewings. Size can be hard to determine with lone individuals, caution is advised.

Separated from N. rosaecolana by the costal strigulae appearing quite thick. Note, the intensity of the pre-tornal marking and subterminal fascia can wear and become faint with all three species so should not be used as an identification aid.

Common on chalk downs and open woodland where hawthorn is well established throughout much of the British Isles.
Locally recorded in Norfolk with scattered records across the county.

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
22/05/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
21/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/05/2020628TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
21/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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