Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Epiblema scutulana
Thistle Bell
Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (12-23mm)
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Epiblema cirsiana
Knapweed Bell

(Zeller, 1843)1184a / 49.286
Norfolk status
Very similar to E. scutulana.

Male shows dark hindwing separating it from male E. scutulana (which has a pale hindwing). Female would require gen det for confirmation.

Very few Norfolk records. First listed in Norfolk by Barrett in 1874. The true status of this species remains uncertain owing to confusion with E. scutulana, which was formerly treated as conspecific.

Confirmed recent records from Catfield (A.Beaumont, 2006), Emily's Wood, Weeting (D.Hipperson, 2011) and Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen (C.Sheppard, 2011).

Verification Grade Comment: Size and sex essential

Recorded in 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Epiblema cirsiana, Foxley Wood 2013 (J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
07/08/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/06/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
09/06/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
05/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 12-23mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Marsh Thistle, Common Knapweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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