Geometridae: Larentiinae

1796 (ABH70.108) Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi, (Allen, 1906)

KR08443

Monks Wood, Noc 2007 (male, gen det)
Monks Wood, Noc 2007 (male, gen det)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, Noc 2007 (male, gen det)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood, Oct 2007 (male, gen det)
Monks Wood, Oct 2007 (male, gen det)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

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

 

This species tends to favour more wooded habitats.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Beech (Fagus sylvatica), birches (Betula spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, late September-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Mature woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2005

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 October to 05 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
November Moth Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata


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