The Moths of Suffolk
1135 Epinotia demarniana, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, fens and stream banks

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

Larval foodplants : In the catkins of birches (Betula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa) or Sallow (Salix caprea)

Records : Wolves Wood (A Prichard,, Lower Hollesley Common (SMG, 29.v.1998), Sizewell (SMG,, Pashford Poors Fen (SMG, 21.v.1999), Raydon Great Wood (SMG,, Market Weston Fen (A Prichard & G Bull,, Thetford (SMG,, King's Forest (SMG,, Old Hall Wood (, Ipswich (N Sherman, 2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : One beaten from birch at Foxhall plateau on 8 June 1900. None seen later (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpiblema scutulana
Epiblema cirsiana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (1.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener