The Moths of Suffolk
1132 Epinotia subocellana, (Donovan, 1806)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Localised mainly to Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Woodland, fens, wet heathland, marshes and other areas where sallow occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of sallows (Salix)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 2001-2, 2004-5), Brandon (G Austin, 7.vii.2001, 5.vii.2003), Redgrave Fen (SMG,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Surely neglected only; usually in profusion. No records since before 1890, when it was found at Leiston (Hon. Beatrice de Grey), till June 1935 when it abounded on sallows in Fritton marshes (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wolves wood, Suffolk (28.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Belton Fen, Suffolk ( © Brian Jones