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1137 ~ Epinotia tetraquetrana
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and generally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

E. immundana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Alder and birch.

Lifestage data

Twig miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines a twig, then moves to shelter formed from a turned down leaf edge. Pupates in a silken cocoon amongst the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 24th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy