Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  North cove, Suffolk. July 2017.

Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16 mm.)
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Epinotia tenerana
Nut-bud Moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1139 / 49.248

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent, feeding on hazel and alder. Beaten from poplar in Bentley Woods in May and June; common round Ipswich; on Monks Soham windows; Glemham Magna, Aldeburgh (Ctw), Leiston, beaten from birch in Blythburgh Wood in August and in Wangford Wood in September, Lowestoft, at light beside Fritton Lake, on Gorleston palings. Mildenhall heath in May; near Thetford.

Recent Status: A species found across Suffolk but not recorded commonly.

Life Style: The species has a long flying period from June to October. It is thought to be single brooded. The moth comes to light. The larvae feed in the catkins and buds of Alnus glutinosa and Corylus. They hibernate and then pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: This is an exceedingly variable species that should be identified by comparing with images. More Info

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2021126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
10/10/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/09/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
04/09/2020126TM04 - Hadleigh
03/09/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: July to early October
Foodplant:   Hazel. Alder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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