Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia fraternana
Silver-barred Bell
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13 mm)
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Epinotia tedella
Common Spruce Bell

(Clerck, 1759)1142 / 49.252

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Copdock (Baylis); Bentley Woods (Pyett); Staverton Thicks in June 1904 (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh, Southwold and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); Beccles (Crf); several about Fritton in 1930 (Gdj. Usually common among spruce : and yet unnoted on the Breck tili taken near Thetford in 1933 by the Bishop.

Recent Status: A scarce Suffolk species.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded and comes to light from April to August. The larvae feed on Picea abies and P. sitchensis. It initially mines a leaf and then moves to spinning bunches together. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate to emerge in the following year.

Identification: An easily recognised stridently marked species in white and dark brown resulting in an overall chequered or spotted appearance. More Info

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2017+26TL88 - Thetford
07/06/2016+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/05/2015125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
28/05/2014125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
14/06/2007225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 10-13 mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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