Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1156 (ABH49.233) Epinotia solandriana, (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

This moth is quite variable and has many different forms. A distinctive dorsal blotch is often present, which can be darker or lighter than the ground colour.

Wingspan: 16-21 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-September
National status: Common


Woodland and scrubby habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 July to 22 August

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson