The Moths of Suffolk
1178 Epiblema roborana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce, probably over-looked

Habitats : Hedgerows, chalk grassland and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early August

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of roses (Rosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Unrecorded from the County in 1890! In profusion among roses: Copdock (Hkg); Ipswich (Pyett); Barham, Gosbeck, in Monks Soham garden on roses and frequent at light there in July (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultEpiblema cynosbatella
Epiblema trimaculana
Epiblema rosaecolana

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

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