Epinotia demarniana

    Alt Name
    Birch Bell
    Description

    Wingspan around 14 mm.

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    Habitat

    E. demarniana inhabits woodland, heathland and damper habitats such as fens and bogs.

    When to see it

    The adult moths fly in a single generation during June and July, when they can be attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed within the catkins of birch, alder and goat willow, and then pupate on the ground in a cocoon amongst leaf litter.

    UK Status

    Distributed rather locally in the southern and eastern parts of England, with a few records from Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    Reference
    49.243 BF1135

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map