Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Crocidosema plebejana
Southern Bell

(Zeller, 1847)1157 / 49.261
Norfolk status
Rare. possible migrant.
First discovered in south Devon in 1900, now frequent in the south, and is expanding its range.

Records from Shotesham in 2006 (A. Musgrove, 28/10/06) and Great Ellingham in 2012 (C. Knott, 24/10/12) followed by a handful of recent records.

Recorded at Burgh Castle, Norfolk in 2010 (B. Jones) - East Suffolk record.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/2021128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
25/06/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/09/2018228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
31/10/2017128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: July to Oct
Foodplant:   Tree-mallow, marsh-mallows (seeds)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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