The Moths of Suffolk
1142 Epinotia tedella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of Norway Spruce (Picea abies) or Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

Records : Brandon (G Boyd,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Copdock (Baylis); Bentley Woods (Pyett); Staverton Thicks in June 1904 (Mly); Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh, Southwold and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw) ; Beccles (Crf); several about Fritton in 1930 (Gd). Usually common among spruce: and yet unnoted on the Breck till taken near Thetford in 1933 by the Bishop.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia nemorivaga
Epinotia fraternana

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Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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First site record, a male. Id confirmed by gen.det. (Jon Clifton) - Ipswich, Suffolk (27.v.2015) © Neil Sherman