Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Brian Jones,  27/08/2013 - Herringfleet Hills (with Keith Knights) Female gen/det by Jon Clifton

Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12 - 16 mm)
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Epinotia abbreviana
Brown Elm Bell

(Fabricius, 1794)1150 / 49.234
Norfolk status
A very variable species.

Well-marked specimens are characterized by the well-defined basal patch.
Habitats where elm occurs in lowland areas. The moth is often to be found resting openly, sometimes in large numbers.

Often recorded as larval feeding signs. The larvae feed in unopened buds of Elm in their first instar, resulting in a characteristic arc of holes between the veins as the leaves open and expand later in the year.

Recorded in 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Epinotia abbreviana, Overstrand 2013 (J Clifton)
Epinotia abbreviana, Heringfleet Hills, Norfolk, Leg B Jones, Det J Clifton, Slide 1556
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Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
24/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
23/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
22/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 12 - 16 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Elm.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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