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Epiblema grandaevana
Great Bell (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1181 / 49.291
Photo © Andrew Duff,  Overstrand 15/07/12 - County First!

Similar Norfolk Species
Butterbur Bell
Epiblema turbidana
Wingspan: 21-30mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Colt's-foot, butterburs
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
The largest and most robust of the British Olethreutinae, this species is further distinguished from E. turbidana by the fasciculate-ciliate antennae and the lighter ochreous-brown general coloration of the forewing, which lacks an ocellus [Bradley].

Formerly found on the Yorkshire coast until 1910, Epiblema grandaevana is otherwise only known in the UK from a population in Leicestershire, although there have been several isolated records from West and East Suffolk up to 2004.

First Norfolk specimen found among leaves of coltsfoot on the soft-rock cliffs at Overstrand in 2012 (J. McGill, 15/07/12).

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/07/2019127TG33 - Bacton
16/07/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
07/07/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
19/07/2015127TG24 - Cromer
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