Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell
Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19 mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Eucosma conterminana
Pale Lettuce Bell

(Guenée, 1845)1192 / 49.275

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The species is recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: The species has been recorded from May until October but is thought to be single brooded. The larvae feed on the flowers and seed heads of Lactuca virosa, L. serriola and L. sativa. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.

Identification: The male does not have a costal fold. The forewings show a variable shade of brown from almost grey to almost ferruginous. The costa is paler particularly on the distal half where there are prominent strigulae. There is a pale dorsal patch sharply delimited basally but fading posteriorly. The ocellus is pale and sharply dark edged. It has two or three very narrow black dashes. More Info

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1997.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
26/06/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
07/08/2019+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
05/08/2019126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
05/08/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Prickly lettuce, Great lettuce.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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