Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © James Lowen, Jack Morris, Mike Buckland,  Stiffkey 23/07/2022

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Eucosma tripoliana
Saltmarsh Bell
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (14-17mm)
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Eucosma lacteana
Maritime Bell

(Treitschke, 1835)1195 / 49.273
Norfolk status
Coastal areas, especially the margins and drier areas of salt marshes.

2005 record at Titchwell RSPB, the first sighting of Eucosma lacteana for some considerable time!

Listed by C. Barrett in Transactions NNNS 1883-1884 as Catoptria candidulana - near Lynn on salt marsh and larvae on Artemisia maritima. Also listed at Holme in August 1966 by D. W. H. Ffennell and possibly taken at Wolferton in July 1966 by S. Knill-Jones.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2022128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
22/09/2019328TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
13/08/2005128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/08/1966 to 14/08/1966+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
1884+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 14-17mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Sea-wormwood
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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