Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Hunthouse Wood, Worcestershire. August 6th 2010.

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Epinotia bilunana
Crescent Bell
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (13-16mm)
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Epinotia ramella
Small Birch Bell

(Linnaeus, 1758)1134 / 49.249

Common resident of woodlan, heathland and hillsides.

Betula spp. with larva feeding in the catkins in April/May.

Adults may be found at rest on tree trunks and come to light.

Recorded in 87 (62%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July - October
Foodplant:   Birch, sallow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
22/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
21/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
18/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
17/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
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