Epinotia tedella
Epinotia tedella
Adult • Hunthouse Wood, Worcestershire • © Patrick Clement

49.252 BF1142

Epinotia tedella

(Clerck, 1759)

Wingspan 10-13 mm.

An attractively-marked species with noticeably pale labial palps.

Occupying woodland, the species is fairly common throughout the British Isles, where its foodplant, Norway spruce (Picea abies) occurs.

The larvae feed among the needles, mining when small, and later in an untidy spinning.

The moths fly in May and June and are attracted to light.
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