Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Spilonota ocellana
Bud Moth
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (11-17mm)
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Spilonota laricana
Larch-bud Moth

(Heinemann, 1863)1205a / 49.225
Norfolk status
Previously thought a rather dark but distinctive form of Spilonota ocellana but shows a narrower forewing and the white ground colour replaced with coarse grey-black markings.

Note: the all dark form of Spilonota ocellana can be separated from S. laricana by the broader forewing.

Occurs in the southern half of Britain where it can be relatively common. Uncommonly recorded in Norfolk possibly due to confusion with the previous species.
Recent confirmed records from Holme, 2001-2008; Hindolveston, 2006-2009; Upwell, 2010; Ashill, 2010.

Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Spilonota ocellana-laricana - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/08/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
31/07/2020528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/07/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 11-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Larches, Sitka Spruce
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (4)
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