Epinotia signatana
Epinotia signatana
Adult • Stubbington, Hampshire • © Dan Houghton

49.237 BF1144

Epinotia signatana

(Douglas, 1845)

Wingspan c. 15mm

This occasionally obscurely-marked species is relatively uncommon and found locally in south and south-east England, with a few records from further north into Scotland and in Wales.

Flying in a single generation, moths are on the wing in June/July, and inhabits woods, thickets and hedgerows.

The larvae feed on Prunus, particularly blackthorn (P. spinosa) but also other related foodplants occasionally.

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