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Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell
Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (14-20 mm.)
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Eucosma obumbratana
Two-coloured Bell

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)1202 / 49.264

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very little noticed here, though feeding in sowthistle-heads. Found to occur at Felixstow (Gbs, EMM. 1904, 80); Tuddenham (Wrt about 1870).

Recent Status: Common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light during June, July and August. The larvae feed in the flowers and seed heads of Sonchus arvensis. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.

Identification: The least well marked of the Eucosma species in Suffolk. The moth is a brown shade with a paler dorsum. The pale dorsum widens to include the ocellus that has black dashes. The dorsal patch is not distinct. There are costal strigulae terminally. More Info

Recorded in 38 (66%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
12/08/2019125TM28 - Mendham
11/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/08/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Wingspan: 14-20 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Sow-thistle
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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