The Moths of Suffolk
1177 Epiblema rosaecolana, (Doubleday, 1850)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, probably over-looked

Habitats : Chalk grassland, open woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of roses (Rosa), particularly Sweet Briar (Rosa rubiginosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite a common kind on cultivated roses; unnoticed in the west. Frequent in Ipswich (Pyett, Mly); Felixstow in July (Gbs); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Hacheston (Hkr); common in Monks Soham garden but never seen at light there, Fritton (Mly); Lowestoft (Bd); Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpiblema cynosbatella
Epiblema trimaculana
Epiblema roborana

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Further Photographs

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Male, gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.v.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Wolves wood, Suffolk (31.v.2014) © Neil Sherman