Epinotia bilunana: Distribution map

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Epinotia bilunana

(Haworth, 1811)


Wingspan 13-17 mm.

Frequenting birch woodland, this species is quite common throughout most of Britain, and is fairly distinctive with its creamy or pale greyish ground colour and diffuse blackish markings.

The larvae feed internally on the catkins of birch (Betula) throughout the winter period.

The adult flies during June and July, and like most of its close relatives, is active from dusk into the night.
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