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

(Clerck, 1759)1138 / 49.255
=Grey Poplar Bell

Norfolk status
Common.
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, and would require examination of the genitalia for separation.

Recorded in 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811) and Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759) by Jon Clifton
Epinotia nisella, Aldeby, Norfolk, Leg B Jones, Det J Clifton, Slide 1557
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/10/2023+28TF93Little Snoring
08/10/2023128TF82West Raynham
07/10/2023127TM29Saxlingham Nethergate
06/10/2023128TL79Mundford
30/09/2023128TF74Titchwell
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Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Flight: July - Oct.
Foodplant:   Sallow and Poplar.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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