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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-early Oct.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Alder and Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521883188318831883
Year last recorded20142012201420142014
Number of records12920533449
Number of individuals40921543258
Unique positions141733239
Unique locations121536229
Adult records12916483248
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 285 records from 94 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1139 Epinotia tenerana 04 larva
© Dave Shenton
1139 Epinotia tenerana 03
© Andy Nunn
1139 Epinotia tenerana 02
© Charles Fletcher
1139 Epinotia tenerana 01
© Ian Marshall, 28 Aug 2012

Species Account

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

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