The Moths of Suffolk
1154 Epinotia caprana, (Fabricius, 1798)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Fens, marshes and wet moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of willows (Salix) and Bog-myrtle (Myrica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Apparently rare, or overlooked, among sallow. A single example at Tuddenham, in the Breck fens, during 1910 (Nurse, Entom. 1911, 221) and one female at Monks Soham light in mid-August 1935 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia sordidana

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Aldeburgh, Suffolk (25.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Further Photographs

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Dunwich, Suffolk (24.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener