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Notocelia rosaecolana
Common Rose Bell (Doubleday, 1850)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1177 / 49.297
Photo © Shane Farrell

Similar Norfolk Species
Summer Rose Bell
Notocelia roborana
Triple-blotched Bell
Notocelia trimaculana
Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Locally uncommon.
First listed as "Generally in gardens on roses" by Barrett in 1874.

Larger than the similar Notocelia trimaculana and with finer, more oblique costal strigulae (i.e the small black dashes along the leading edge of the forewing are finer and more numerous than in N. trimaculana and roborana.)
Specimens may require genitalia examination to confirm.

We believe many Norfolk records are misidentifications.
Please photograph and/or retain specimens for confirmation.

Common on chalk downs, open woodland, thickets, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of Britain.

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2021127TG20 - Norwich
25/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
30/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/07/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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