Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Immature stages

Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12 - 16 mm)
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Epinotia abbreviana
Brown Elm Bell

(Fabricius, 1794)1150 / 49.234

Fairly common resident.

Ulmus spp. with larva feeding in buds and then spun leaves in April/May. The feeding on buds creates a distictive, diagnostic pattern in the leaves when they open.

A variable species.

Recorded in 75 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12 - 16 mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Elm
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Epinotia solandriana  |  Epinotia signatana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
23/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
17/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
16/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
12/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
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