Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Epiblema cirsiana
Knapweed Bell
Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (18-23mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Epiblema scutulana
Thistle Bell

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1184 / 49.285
Norfolk status
Similar to Epiblema cirsiana.
Male shows pale hindwing separating it from male E. cirsiana (which has a dark hindwing) Female would require a gen det for confirmation.

Fairly common throughout the British Isles. Found on uncultivated ground, rough meadows, hillsides, coastal cliffs and open woodland, often preferring damp or marshy ground where the marsh thistle grows.

Verification Grade Comment: Size and sex essential

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
28/05/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
22/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/05/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 18-23mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Musk Thistle, Spear Thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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