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Epinotia ramella
Black-marked Tortrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  12/08/2014 - North Elmham

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Crescent Tortrix
Epinotia bilunana
Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July - Oct
Foodplant:   Birch, Sallow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Distinguished from E. bilunana by the grey general appearance of the forewing and particularly the comparatively solid and sharply defined triangular patch on the dorsum.

A fairly common variation is f. costana, which has an all dark forewing with a pale edge on the costa.

Recorded in 51 (69%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
14/09/2023227TG32East Ruston / Crostwight Heath
11/09/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
07/09/2023127TG42Hickling / Stubb Mill
29/08/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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