Geometridae: Ennominae

1948 (ABH70.271) Engrailed sp. Ectropis crepuscularia, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

This is now considered to the same species as the Engrailed.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, late April-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 14 (5.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2021

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 February to 24 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata)
Monk's Wood
Monk's Wood
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Brindled White-spot Parectropis similaria

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Brown, grey, black, orange, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: