Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  10/07/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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

(Haworth, 1811)1138a / 49.256
Norfolk status

Originally regarded as a distinct species in 1914, however it was treated as a greyish form of E. nisella (f. cinereana) from 1972 up until 2012.
Currently regarded as a distinct species.

Lacks the black and reddish blotches on the forewing to similar Epinotia nisella, giving an overall greyish impression. Please note in rare instances Epinotia nisella can appear greyish like E. cinereana, and would require examination of the genitalia for separation.

First confirmed (Gen. Det. D. Hipperson) record in 2014 at Wheatfen (K. Saul - NMS, 16/08/14)
New for VC28 in 2015 at North Elmham (D. Appleton, 10/07/15 - Gen. Det. Male)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Epinotia nisella  |  Zeiraphera griseana >

Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811) and Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759) by Jon Clifton
Sutton Fen, Norfolk. Slide 1745. Leg M ACourt, Det J Clifton.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
02/08/2021228TF91 - Dereham
31/07/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
18/07/2020227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
08/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 12-17mm
Flight: July - Oct (unconfirmed)
Foodplant:   Aspen
Nat Status: Unknown
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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