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Phaneta pauperana
Scarce Rose Bell (Duponchel, 1843)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1198 / 49.262
Photo © Kev Leighton,  1/5/2014 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 13-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Dog Rose
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Nationally Scarce.
Distinguished from other Eucosma species by the relatively large and well-defined basal patch and black scales in subterminal area..

Found on rough uncultivated ground, especially chalkland and coastal cliffs in the southern counties of Britain.
Old record from Hockwold, Norfolk (Fenn, 1978) noted in a paper at the time as not only a county record but also, apparently, the first specimen to be taken in Britain for 47 years. (Emmet A.M. 1978, Eucosma pauperana recorded in Britain after nearly fifty years. Entomologistís Rec. J. Var., 90: 245-246) A second Norfolk record was taken at Burnham Overy Staithe (Brown, 2002) confirmed by dissection (J. Clifton) and Brancaster (B. Arnfield, 2011) confirmed by Martin Honey (NHM).

Recorded at Stow Bardolph in 2014 (K. Leighton, 01.v.14)
New for VC27 at Cley in 2015 (S. McElwee, 16.iv.15)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1978.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/2016128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
16/04/2015127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/05/2014128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
14/04/2011128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
19/04/2002128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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