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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1901199220101995
Year last recorded1901201320112012
Number of records1223
Number of individuals0155
Unique positions1213
Unique locations1213
Adult records1223
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1901.


49.242 Epinotia nanana 02
© Damian Money
49.242 Epinotia nanana 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded rather thinly, in vice counties 61 to 64, most frequent in VC62 where it is sometimes common among spruce.

Argus 50, 2005: This moth seems to be surprisingly scarce within the county with relatively few records.


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