The Moths of Suffolk
1130 Epinotia pygmaeana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and other habitats with isolated trees of the foodplant

Flight Period : Single-brooded; April to early June

Larval foodplants : On the needles of spruces (Picea) or Silver Fir (Abies alba)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common at Troston, and also occurs less freely among spruce-firs at other places in the same neighbourhood, in 1909 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221); Elveden, 1934 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia subsequana

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