Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 2020

Similar West Midlands Species
Epinotia nigricana
Fir Bell
Approx Length (c. 5.5mm) Wingspan (9-11mm)
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Epinotia nanana
Small Spruce Bell

(Treitschke, 1835)1145 / 49.242

Locally fairly common where foodplant occurs.

Picea abies, P. sitchensis with larva feeding from September to May, mining needles from a silken tube.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 18 (13%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
19/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
14/07/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
27/06/20151VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
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