The Moths of Suffolk
1137 Epinotia tetraquetrana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Habitats where the foodplant occurs - woodland, heathland, stream banks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; April to June

Larval foodplants : In the twigs and on the leaves of birches (Betula) and Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Doubtless abundant on birch everywhere. Both sexes observed only about Ipswich (Freeman) in Bentley Woods during May 1898-1934 & Foxhall; in Blythburgh Wood in June (Mly); and at SouthwoId (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia immundana

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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Inshriach forest, Inverness-shire (9.v.2014) © Neil Sherman
Netted by day - Docharn Lodge Carrbridge, Inverness-shire (12.v.2014) © Neil Sherman