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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Odd records Jun-Jul, most Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19961883188318831883
Year last recorded20062013201420132008
Number of records71031212
Number of individuals4834531
Unique positions582282
Unique locations572282
Adult records7926191
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 71 records from 44 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.230 Epinotia trigonella 03
© Andy Nunn
49.230 Epinotia trigonella 02
© Ian Marshall, 5 Sep 2016
49.230 Epinotia trigonella 01
© Graham Feathestone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common throughout all five vice-counties.

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