Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Great Farley Wood, Worcestershire. July 26th 2017.

Similar West Midlands Species
Epinotia brunnichana
Large Birch Bell
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (16-21 mm.)
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Epinotia solandriana
Variable Bell

(Linnaeus, 1758)1156 / 49.233

fairly common resident of open woodland.

Betula spp., and less often, Corylus avellana and Salix caprea with the larva feeding May/June in a leaf which is usually rolled longitudinally.

Verification Grade Comment: Unicolorous forms = Grade 4 (Gen. Det,)

Recorded in 50 (36%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 16-21 mm.
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   birch, hazel and sallow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Epinotia maculana  |  Epinotia abbreviana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
14/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
06/08/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
02/08/20182VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
06/08/20172VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
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