The Moths of Suffolk
1151 Epinotia trigonella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fens and bogs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula)

Records : Lineage Wood (A Watchman, 24.viii.1984), Santon Downham (B Palmer, between 1987 and 1989), Wolves Wood (A Prichard & G Bull, 27.viii.1999)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A somewhat local species, on birch. Bentley Woods in September, Foxhall and Bradwell in June (Mly); also at Barton Mills in August (Trans. ii, p. cii) and Tuddenham (Wrn).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia crenana

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Faggs wood, Kent (13.ix.2014) © Neil Sherman

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Faggs Wood, Kent (ix.2013) © P.Bryant