Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Notocelia trimaculana
Triple-blotched Bell
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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (16-22mm)
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Notocelia cynosbatella
Yellow-faced Bell

(Linnaeus, 1758)1174 / 49.292
=Epiblema cynosbatella
Norfolk status
Very common.
Diagnostic yellow labial palps.
Colour pattern gives it the appearance of a bird-dropping or part of a flower.

Widespread and common in hedgerows, woodlands and gardens throughout Britain and Ireland. The adult seldom moves far from the foodplant. Larva live within a spun or rolled leaf on a variety of wild and cultivated rose. Well recorded in Norfolk.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
28/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
20/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
18/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
15/07/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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