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Kent Moth Group


Acroclita subsequana

Coast Spurge Bell

Family: Tortricidae

RES: 49.226 B&F: 1160

Verification Grade (Adult):

New to Kent in 2008, a single record from Grain (VC16). Following a gap of 15 years, larvae and adults recorded new to East Kent (VC15) from Sandwich Bay in the summer of 2023 with a later record from the Dungeness area.

Larvae and feeding signs found to be plentiful all along the coast at Sandwich Bay in September 2023. 

Habitat: Sand dunes where foodplant occurs.

Flight Season: Double brooded, adults on the wing in April-June and again from July-October.

Foodplant: Sea Spurge (Euphorbia paralias) also Portland Spurge (E. portlandica)

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Distribution in Kent

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Acroclita subsequana (Coast Spurge Bell) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Acroclita subsequana (Coast Spurge Bell) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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