< Epiblema cnicicolana

Epiblema costipunctana >

Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)

White-foot Bell
49.2880 (B&F: 1183)

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


A resident, increasing species that generally occurs singly by day and at mv light in a few places across the county, although it is occasionally more numerous at Rye Harbour. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, sometimes from mid June or to mid September. The species has long been associated with mugwort in Sussex, the roots and lower stems of which are its known larval food in other counties. (Pratt, 2011).

Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Shoreham, 23 vii 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, viii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lewes, 15 viii 2010
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

Copyright The Sussex Moth Group © 2022
Valid HTML5