Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia nanana
Small Spruce Bell
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (11-13mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Epinotia nigricana
Fir Bell

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1140 / 49.250
Norfolk status
Rare.
Frequenting silver fir plantations and mixed woodland.
Similar in coloration to E. nanana but larger and differs in the basal patch of the forewing.
Flies in afternoon sunshine.

Old records from Merton and King's Lynn (C. Barrett)

[BTS v2, p112]

Verification Grade Comment: No recent records

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1889.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Date#VC10k Area
1889+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Season: July
Foodplant:   Silver Fir
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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