Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Alan Cornish,  01/06/2019 - Reydon

Similar Suffolk 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

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed as a separate species.

Recent Status: Rarely recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying May to July and coming to light. Where this species is separated from E. scutulana in literature then the larvae are stated as feeding on stem and root of Centaurea nigra. They hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: It should be noted that the Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Volume 5 treats this moth as a variant of E. scutulana. E. scutulana males have more extensive white areas than those of E. cirsiana but females can be very similar. There are slight differences in the genitalia that must be used for records of E. cirsiana females. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Size and sex essential

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/06/2019+26TL95 - Bradfield/Hitcham
01/06/2019125TM57 - Southwold
01/06/2019125TM57 - Southwold
22/05/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
27/05/2017+26TL83 - Worhouse Green
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-23mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Marsh Thistle, Common Knapweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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