Epinotia demarniana

Alternative names
Birch Bell

Wingspan around 14 mm.

Identification difficulty

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).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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