Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Epinotia subsequana
Dark Spruce Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Epinotia pygmaeana
Dingy Spruce Tortrix

(Hübner, 1799)1130 / 49.246
=Dingy Spruce Bell

Norfolk status
Scarce in Norfolk.
Coniferous woodland, plantations and sometimes isolated spruce trees.

The strongly biciliate-fasciculate antenna of the male and in both sexes the pure white area of the hindwing, together with the lack of a developed ocellus in the forewing, distinguish it from E. subsequana.

Record from Buxton Heath in 1996.

[BTS v2, p100]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1996.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
23/06/1996127TG12Buxton Heath
16/04/1934828TL88Thetford
1874+28TF61King's Lynn
1874+28TL99Merton
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Spruce, Silver Fir
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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