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Eucosma fulvana
Fulvous Bell Stephens, 1834
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1200b / 49.267
Photo © Chris Lewis,  29/06/2017 - Cranwich Camp

Similar Norfolk Species
Bright Bell
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Hoary Bell
Eucosma cana
Wingspan: 19-25mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Greater Knapweed
Nat Status: Local (Uncertain)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Unknown.
A recently split species whose distribution requires clarification.

Very similar to Eucosma hohenwartiana and E.parvulana.
Distinguished by its large size and paler colour, found in areas where Greater Knapweed is known to occur.

Formerly regarded as a large, fulvous (dull brown) form of Eucosma hohenwartiana.

Confirmed record at Cranwich Camp in June 2017 (Chris Lewis, 29/06/2017) - First for Norfolk?

Can be determined by examination of the female genitalia. There are no consistent differences between species in the male genitalia.

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Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/06/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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