Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1155 (ABH49.231) Epinotia brunnichana, (Linnaeus, 1767)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

This moth is quite variable with several named forms. The nominate form is very rare in the UK. The species often has a pale blotch on the dorsal area edged in black.

Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common


Birch woods and mixed woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 July to 21 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 27 May to 27 May

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson