Epinotia tedella: Distribution map

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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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