Geometridae: Larentiinae

1795 (ABH70.107) November Moth Epirrita dilutata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08442

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
November Moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood, Nov. 2007 (male, gen det)
Monks Wood, Nov. 2007 (male, gen det)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is one of three Epirrita species which are almost indistinguishable, certainly on markings alone.

 

This species is the most widespread and common species of the three.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, early October-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 March to 18 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 June to 05 June

Similar Species
Monks Wood, Noc 2007 (male, gen det)
Monks Wood, Noc 2007 (male, gen det)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, purple, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2