Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1153 (ABH49.228) Epinotia sordidana, (Hübner, [1824])



General Information

This species is similar to the obscurely marked forms of E. caprana but can be distinguished by its darker hindwing.

Wingspan: 18-23mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, August-October
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Fens, bogs, margins of lakes and banks of streams and canals.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 October to 20 October

Similar Species

Nationally Scarce B