Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. June 6th 2016.

Similar West Midlands Species
Epinotia tedella
Common Spruce Bell
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13mm)
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Epinotia fraternana
Silver-barred Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1143 / 49.253

Generally scarce but can be locally fairly common where the foodplant is plentiful. Can be swept from the foodplant.

Abies spp. with larva feeding from July to October, mining the needles and spinning several of them crosswise over others to form a characteristic feeding place.

Recorded in 18 (13%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Silver Fir, Giant Fir
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/20172VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
06/06/20166VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
04/06/20163VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
03/06/2016100VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
03/06/20163VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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