Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.218 [B&F: 1189] Eriopsela quadrana (Hübner, [1813])


Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in woodland, dry pastures and downland in parts of the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded only from a few localities, where the foodplant happened to be abundant, at Baddesley Great Covert in the 1930's and Botley Wood in the 1970's and 1980's [Goater/Norriss]. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-16 mm. Reminiscent of Lobesia littoralis, but distinguished by the broader wings and the coarsely strigulate ground colour, the more conspicuous costal strigulae, and the shallowly concave inner edge of the median fascia of the forewing, which in L. littoralis is irregular but directly transverse [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Goldenrod, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

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VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU51)02-May-1976twoDickson, RJAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)09-May-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)1980-Langmaid, JR-

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