Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Shatterford, Worcestershire. June 2009.

Similar West Midlands Species
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Bright Bell
Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (15-23 mm.)
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Eucosma cana
Hoary Bell

(Haworth, 1811)1201 / 49.265

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)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 15-23 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Thistle and Black Knapweed.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Eucosma obumbratana  |  Eucosma hohenwartiana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
08/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
07/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
05/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
05/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
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