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Eucosma cana
Hoary Bell (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1201 / 49.265
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Halesowen, June 2020.

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Bright Bell
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Wingspan: 15-23 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Thistle and Black Knapweed.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Common resident.

Cirsium and Carduus spp., Centaurea nigra with larva feeding in August/September in the flower and seed-head.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2020136SO47 - Leintwardine/Mortimer Forest
08/08/2020136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
07/08/2020136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
05/08/2020139SJ93 - Downs Banks/Stone
05/08/2020136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
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