Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1144 (ABH49.237) Epinotia signatana, (Douglas, 1845)



General Information

This species has a rather nondescript general appearance with a comparatively prominent black discal streak.

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): cherries (Prunus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Local


Blackthorn thickets, copses, open woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 May to 29 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 May to 28 May