The Moths of Suffolk
1156 Epinotia solandriana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, fens, scrub and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of birches (Betula), Hazel (Corylus), Sallow (Salix caprea) and less often roses (Rosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : This polyphagous species is far from common. Bentley Woods in August 1896; Ipswich; Blythburgh Wood in September 1931.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEpinotia brunnichana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Orange form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman