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Epiblema scutulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

(Thistle Bell)
49.2850 (B&F: 1184)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
  »Family: Tortricidae
   »Subfamily: Olethreutinae
    »Tribe: Eucosmini

Synonym(s):

Epiblema pflugiana (Fabricius, 1787)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident that usually occurs singly at mv light but it is fairly common flying naturally during the evening in a few places across the county. It is episodically double-brooded, the first appearing mainly from early May to the third week of June, sometimes there is a second emergence from late July to late August. The larvae are said to feed inside the stems of thistles and greater knapweed. (Pratt, 2011).

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Chantry Hill, 06 v 2014 Photo: Colin Knight

Epiblema scutulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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