The Moths of Suffolk
1136 Epinotia immundana, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Open woodland, heathland and stream banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-April to early June, with partial second brood late August to mid-September

Larval foodplants : In the catkins, buds and on the leaves of alders (Alnus), birches (Betula) and rarely roses (Rosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Rarely noted with us since taken at Leiston before 1890 (Grey). A local species feeding on alder, among which it is common at Catfleld and Caister, just over the Norfolk border. Bentley Woods in 1934 (Whit), in May 1933 and at light by Fritton Lake in August 1934 (D) and June 1935 (Mly) ; Blythbro and Wangford woods (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia tetraquetrana

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Spring brood. - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Second brood. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Spring brood - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.v.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (9.viii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Spring brood - Aldeby, Norfolk (3.v.2015) © Neil Sherman