Morley’s Final Catalogue: In profusion almost wherever coltsfoot abounds. Copdock ( Hkg); Ipswich in June 1896 (Pyett); Coddenham chalk-pits (Mly); Felixstow (Gbs); Lowestoft and Somerleyton brickfields.
Recent Status: A locally common species in Suffolk
Life Style: A single brooded species flying late in the summer from July till October. The larvae feed on Betula, Corylus and Salix species rolling a leaf transversely from the apex to the petiole. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: This is one of the larger Epinotia species that is very variable. Where the white or pale and large dorsal blotch is clear it has dark edges on the dorsum and allows identification. There are forms where this dorsal blotch is unclear or where the dark edges are also not evident on an unmarked wing and the species is not then readily distinguished from E. caprana, E. sordidana or E. solandriana and a genitalia dissection is then required for identification. It should be noted that the genitalia images for this group of Epinotia in the Moths and Butterflies of Britain and Ireland are incorrectly labelled. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Non distinctive forms - Grade 4
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1974. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats