Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1183 (ABH49.288) Epiblema foenella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR04998

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The shining white blotch on the forewing is characteristic but varies considerably in shape.


Wingspan: 17-26 mm.
Foodplant(s): Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Rough uncultivated ground, waysides, river banks and coastal cliffs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 40 (14.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 May to 10 September