The Moths of Suffolk
1795 November Moth, Epirrita dilutata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; October to November

Larval foodplants : Various broadleaved trees and shrubs - found locally on hawthorn and oak

Comments : This species and Pale November Moth were not differentiated in Morley's Final Catalogue

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant throughout the County in October and early November, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-20mm, Wingspan 38-44mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPale November Moth, Epirrita christyi
Autumnal Moth, Epirrita autumnata
Small Autumnal Moth, Epirrita filigrammaria

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Gen. det. - Thetford, Norfolk (20.x.2005) © Lee Gregory
Confirmed by examining the anal claspers - Ipswich, Suffolk (23.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
Strongly banded specimen confirmed by examining the anal claspers - Ipswich, Suffolk (26.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Strongly banded specimen confirmed by examining the anal claspers - Ipswich, Suffolk (26.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.x.2014) © Neil Sherman