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)49.292/1174
=Epiblema cynosbatella
Norfolk status
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 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2018127TG20 - Norwich
02/08/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
21/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
07/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 16-22mm
Season: May - July
Foodplant:   Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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