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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Sallows and Willows, including Creeping Willow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883188318831883
Year last recorded2002188320052013
Number of records2242
Number of individuals0024
Unique positions2242
Unique locations2242
Adult records1021
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.238 Epinotia cruciana 02
© Terry Box
49.238 Epinotia cruciana 01 ex larva on Salix
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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

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