The Moths of Suffolk
1145 Epinotia nanana, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : On the needles of Norway Spruce (Picea abies) or Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

Records : Weston (N Muddeman, 2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally quite common on spruce-firs. Annually in my Ipswich garden to 1936 (Whit); Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); Leiston (Grey); Southwold, and plentiful among Scots-firs at Aldeburgh in 1892, also. found at Flixton (Ctw). Brandon (Barrett); beaten freely from spruces at Barton Mills in early June 1916 (Elliott, Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia nigricana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener