Geometridae: Larentiinae

1797 (ABH70.109) Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata, (Borkhausen, 1794)

KR08444

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

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

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-20mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, October-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 October to 19 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 May to 09 May

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


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