Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia nigricana
Fir Bell
Approx Length (c. 5.5mm) Wingspan (9-11mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Epinotia nanana
Small Spruce Bell

(Treitschke, 1835)1145 / 49.242
Norfolk status
Rare.
A very small Tortrix, smallest of the British Epinotia.

A scarce and locally-found species throughout much of Britain, frequenting coniferous woodland, plantations, parks and gardens where its foodplants can be found.

Adult moths are sometimes abundant in spruce plantations, flying in afternoon sunshine and at dusk, later coming to light. The larvae feed from late summer to April and May, spinning a silken tube between the needles.

Specimen found in a garden at Repps-with-Bastwick in 2013 (S. Wright, 20/07/13).

Old records from Norwich and Merton in 1874 (C. Barrett)

[BTS v2, p119]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Epinotia nanana - Repps-with-Bastwick - 20-07-13 - S. Wright. confirmed Gen. Det. (female) J. Wheeler. slide 1302
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Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
15/06/2018128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
29/06/2017127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/07/2014127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
20/07/2013127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 9-11mm
Season: June - August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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