The Moths of Suffolk
1134 Epinotia ramella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to September

Larval foodplants : In the twig or catkin of birches (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Somewhat local among birch. Sutton (Whit) and Hollesley heaths (Wlr) in 1934; Leiston (Grey); Beccles (Crf); Bury (Wrt). Always common in Blythburgh Wood in September and late August (D), the spotted typical form about double as frequent as the suffused one, which alone occurs on alder in Bentley Woods and in mid-September at Foxhall, where on 10 September 1904 one totally suffused was captured (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia bilunana

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Walton Common, Somerset (24.viii.2007) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (30.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener