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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records11529807518
Number of individuals16562948822
Unique positions272240235
Unique locations222238235
Adult records11427767018
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 317 records from 110 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.254 Epinotia bilunana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.254 Epinotia bilunana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.254 Epinotia bilunana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common, recorded from all five vice-counties.


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