The Moths of Suffolk
1133 Epinotia bilunana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fens and parks

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

Larval foodplants : In the catkins of birches (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found in 'Suffolk' on birch about 1870 (Wrt). Confirmed by Ipswich captures in both 1897-8 (Pyett) and Gorleston in late June (D). Common on birch at Bentley, Foxhall, Sutton Heath, Icklingham (Whit); Dodnash Wood 1936 (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia ramella

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Thetford, Norfolk (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
North Cove, Suffolk (11.vi.2010) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener