Epinotia nanana
Epinotia nanana
Adult • Schoten, Antwerp, Belgium • © Adriaan Peeters

49.242 BF1145

Epinotia nanana

(Treitschke, 1835)

Wingspan c.10mm.

A very small Tortrix, this fairly common species throughout much of Britain is delicately marked in close up, but typically looks all dark from any distance.

It frequents coniferous woodland, parks and gardens where its foodplants, Norway spruce (Picea abies) and Sitka spruce (P.sitchensis) occur in numbers.

The adult moths fly from June to August and the larvae feed internally on the leaves of the foodplants.
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