Morley’s Final Catalogue: First found at light at Mildenhai!, on 21 September 1936, by Mr. Burton (teste Hayward). Two there by him in Sept. 1937.
Recent Status: An uncommon local species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from August to October. They will come to light. Ova laid on Populus species, preferring P. tremula. The larvae feed on the leaves during the year following oviposition from a rolled leaf. They pupate on the ground in a loose cocoon.
Identification: This is one of the larger Epinotia species. It has dark plumbeous grey forewings, intricately marked with, black, chocolate brown and reddish brown with ochre and white scales. There is a discrete black and brown mark at one quarter on the dorsum and a larger similarly coloured mark pre-tornal above the dorsum. There is no pale costal blotch. Poorly marked species can resemble E. brunnichana or E. solandriana but the mark at one quarter should distinguish E. maculana. If beaten from braches of Populus tremula the moth will settle. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Grade 2 if beaten from the branches of foodplant.
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2014. Additional Stats