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Epinotia demarniana
Blotched Tortrix (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1135 / 49.243
Photo © Mike McCarthy,  24/06/2019 - Horsford

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Epiblema scutulana
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Birch, Alder, Goat Willow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local.
Distinguished from similar species by its ochreous-white head and palps.

Locally distributed, and rather scarce species mainly recorded in southern and eastern England, occupying Woodland, heathland, fens and bogs.
Recorded in west Norfolk in boggy, heathland locations such as Dersingham Bog, Roydon Common and the Ken Hill estate as well as Swanton Novers, Foxley and the Broads.
First recorded by E.A. Atmore around the Lynn area between 1883 and 1889 where he notes in 1899 "Greatly increased in numbers over previous two years".
Larva feeds within catkins of Birch, Alder and Goat Willow.

Recorded in 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
26/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
16/06/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
14/06/2024127TG21Norwich (Catton)
02/06/2024328TF83North Creake
02/06/2024128TF62Sandringham
01/06/2024+27TG11Horsford
11/09/2023127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
07/07/20231527TG42Hickling / Stubb Mill
29/06/2023127TG32Irstead / Catfield
23/06/2023127TG11Drayton / Old Costessey
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