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Notocelia roborana
Summer Rose Bell ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1178 / 49.295
Photo © Jed Andrews,  NOA - Holme 2010

Similar Norfolk Species
Triple-blotched Bell
Notocelia trimaculana
Common Rose Bell
Notocelia rosaecolana
Wingspan: 18-21mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Notocelia roborana is usually larger than N. trimaculana and roughly the same size as N. rosaecolana.

The male differs from N. rosaecolana by the dark brown basal patch extending along the costal fold, which is diagnostic. Females are more problematical but should be separable by the costal strigulae being broader and less oblique.

Individual variation occurs in some populations so care is advised.

Fairly common and well distributed through the British Isles in hedgerows, chalk downs and open woodland, especially where dog rose occurs, coastal cliffs and sandhills where it is sometimes plentiful on burnet rose. widespread and fairly common in Norfolk.
Larvae feed on Wild Rose and Cultivated Rose.

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
30/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
29/07/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
24/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
24/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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