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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Sallow or Bog Myrtle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188318831883
Year last recorded2009199220121883
Number of records5431
Number of individuals2110
Unique positions4431
Unique locations4431
Adult records4110
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 13 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1154 Epinotia caprana 04
© Ian Marshall, 19 Sep 2015
1154 Epinotia caprana 03
© Ian Marshall, 19 Sep 2015
1154 Epinotia caprana 02
© Ian Marshall, 19 Sep 2015
1154 Epinotia caprana 01
© John Walshe

Species Account

Similar species: 1153 Epinotia sordidana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very thinly distributed but locally common with records from all five vice-counties.

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