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Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  07/08/2021 - Peddars Way

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Similar Norfolk Species
Hoary Bell
Eucosma cana
Two-coloured Bell
Eucosma obumbratana
Wingspan: 15-22mm
Flight: June to August. (Sept)
Foodplant:   Common Knapweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Dry, open and grassy areas.

Large specimens may be confused with E. cana but can be distinguished by the darker ground colour.

Found in rough grassland, especially on the coast and on chalk downs, waysides, embankments and margins of woods.

Pale specimens, especially ​if found in proximity to the larval foodplant Greater Knapweed, should be considered as candidates for Eucosma fulvana (see species)

Recorded in 52 (70%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2021228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
14/08/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
14/08/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
11/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/08/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
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