TORTRICIDAE: 179 - 222

49.183 Smoky-barred Marble (Lobesia abscisana), one of three to MV light at Hollas Lane nature reserve on July 23rd 2021. One of the smaller tortricids with a forewing of just 6mm.

49.188 Bordered Marble (Endothenia marginana), two larvae in a Teasel seed head, Feb. 19th 2011. The seed heads were collected from Tag Loop earlier in the year.

49.188 Bordered Marble (Endothenia marginana) pupa, Apr.11th 2011. Gently tearing the Teasel seed head apart reveals a neatly concealed pupa.

49.188 Bordered Marble (Endothenia marginana) adults emerging, Apr. 24th 2011. Having collected just seven seed heads there was a concerning appearance of no less than 12 parasitic wasps. I needn't have worried though because by the time the twentieth moth had emerged I'd had enough and put the seedheads outside in the garden and let nature take its course.

49.188 Bordered Marble (Endothenia marginana) - female, one of many across the North Loop site at Cromwell Bottom on the evening of July 25th 2017.

49.194 Rush Marble (Bactra lancealanaat the Rush Fields at Hollin Hall, Hardcastle Crags on May 25th 2023. Abundant here among the rushes.

49.194 Rush Marble (Bactra lancealanaat Hollas Lane Nature Reserve, Copley, June 1st 2018. Disturbed by day - a field observation of this variable species.

49.200 Cherry Bark Moth to sugar in the garden on Sept. 12th 06. Photographed at dusk.
49.200 Cherry Bark Moth (Epinotia tetraquetrana) feeding signs on Bird Cherry at Lower Scar Bottom wood, May 20th 2020. Distinctive reddish frass ejected by the larva.

49.211 Bilberry Roller (Ancylis myrtillana) at Norland Bilberry slopes, May 27th 2010. Netted by day and extremely restless during its photo shoot, probably because it's usually active by day. This can be a very common moth here found on practically every Bilberry bush.

49.214 Common Roller (Ancylis badiana) at North Loop, Cromwell Bottom, July 25th 2017. A field observation on Yarrow. An abundant moth here in the evenings at the moment no doubt taking advantage of the vast swathes of Red Clover.

49.214 Common Roller (Ancylis badiana), Cromwell Bottom, May 9th 2005. A field observation on Bramble.

49.216 Red Roller (Ancylis mitterbacheriana) larval spinning on oak at Bean Hole wood, Todmorden on Aug. 29th 2023. First discovered by local Jennie Smith, she was also my guide for the day. It's fair to say we encountered a pretty heavy rain shower on arrival at the site!

49.216 Red Roller (Ancylis mitterbacheriana) larval workings, details above. 
A short while later more advanced spinnings were found where the whole leaf was spun in to a pod. 
Fortunately this time it was tenanted.

49.216 Red Roller (Ancylis mitterbacheriana) larva from the leaf pictured above, Aug. 29th 2023.

49.216 Red Roller (Ancylis mitterbacheriana) larva and spinning. 
The larva pictured above was given a fresh leaf to feed on and overnight it had created the characteristic "stitching" to draw the leaf together.

49.216 Red Roller (Ancylis mitterbacheriana) larva at 8mm long on Sept. 9th 2023. Eleven days and one moult later it now looks quite warty, perhaps this is the final instar.

49.222 Northern Bell (Rhopobota ustomaculana) mine in Cowberry at Norland Bilberry slopes on May 4th 2016.

49.222 Northern Bell (Rhopobota ustomaculana) mine and larva, details as above.

49.222 Northern Bell (Rhopobota ustomaculana) mine on Cowberry, details as above. The larva has cleared the mine of frass and deposited it at the entrance to the mine.

49.222 Northern Bell (Rhopobota ustomaculana) larva Mar. 30th 2016. Found in spun Cowberry leaves at Norland Bilberry slopes earlier that month.

49.222 Northern Bell (Rhopobota ustomaculana) June 6th 2016. It was reared from a larva in spun Cowberry leaves found at Norland Bilberry slopes on May 4th that year.

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