Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1150 (ABH49.234) Epinotia abbreviana, (Fabricius, 1794)

KR04845

ex. larva, Staughton Moor
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
from Elm, Staughton Moor
from Elm, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
from Elm, Staughton Moor
from Elm, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Typical feeding signs
Typical feeding signs
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pupa casing, ex. larva, Staughton Moor
Pupa casing, ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pupa casing, ex. larva, Staughton Moor
Pupa casing, ex. larva, Staughton Moor
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This is a very variable species. Well-marked specimens are characterised by the well-defined basal patch. The moth is often to be found resting openly, sometimes in large numbers.


Wingspan: 12 - 16 mm
Foodplant(s): elms (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 65 (24.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 13 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 April to 26 April