Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Bramfield Park Woods, Hertfordshire (01/08/19)

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Epinotia bilunana
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (13-16mm)
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Epinotia ramella

(Linnaeus, 1758)1134 / 49.249

General comments:
Widespread and common.

This species flies later than Epinotia bilunana and this makes easy the separation of this sometimes difficult species pair. They both depend on the same food source and are expected to occur together. There is potential for overlap in July, when males of bilunana are recognised by the presence of a basal fold on the costa of the fore wing - a feature absent from males of ramella.

Recorded in 27 (66%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
16/08/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
09/08/2023120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
30/07/2023121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
19/06/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July - Oct
Foodplant:   Birch, Sallow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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