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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-early Sep.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Birch, Hazel and Sallow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20041919198620042004
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records52516205
Number of individuals4106161006
Unique positions4111254
Unique locations4111254
Adult records52515205
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 71 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1919.


49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 06
© Paul Holmes
49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 05
© Andy Nunn
49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 04
© Terry Box, 12 Jul 2017
49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 02
© Dave Shenton
49.231 Epinotia brunnichana 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Status uncertain, the only record above reproach is that of Lofthouse. A number of specimens purporting to be brunnichana examined recently have proved to be E. solandriana (Linnaeus).

Argus 56, 2008:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 7.8.2008, gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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