The Moths of Suffolk
1150 Epinotia abbreviana, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland and other areas where elm occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : In the buds and on the leaves of elms (Ulmus) and less often Field Maple (Acer campestre)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant everywhere on elm; unnoted in the west. Copdock, Bramford, Nacton, Hacheston and Marlesford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Yoxford, Blythbro Wood, &c.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (30.vi.2010) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (17.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Banded form - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (10.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman