Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Epinotia cinereana
Grey Aspen Bell
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (12-17 mm.)
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Epinotia nisella
Grey Poplar Bell

(Clerck, 1759)1138 / 49.255
Norfolk status
Many variations, though one of the more distinctive is f. decorana, which shows an orange area over the mid-part of the forewing.
Woodland, parks and gardens, boggy heaths and banks of rivers and streams where old clumps of sallow grow.

Please note the grey form of Epinotia nisella could be E. cinereana, these would require examination of the genitalia for separation.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Epinotia nisella, Aldeby, Norfolk, Leg B Jones, Det J Clifton, Slide 1557
Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811) and Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759) by Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
09/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Season: July - Oct.
Foodplant:   Sallow and Poplar.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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