The Moths of Suffolk
1155 Epinotia brunnichana, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, fens, heathland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula), Hazel (Corylus) or willows (Salix)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia solandriana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (23.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Lynachlaggan, Insh marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (25.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman