Epinotia ramella

Alternative names
Small Birch Bell

Wingspan 13-16 mm. The typical form of this moth has a dark triangular patch on the forewing but a fairly common variation is Epinotia ramella var. costana, which has an all dark forewing with a pale edge on the costa.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas containing the food plants.

When to see it

The adults fly from July into October

Life History

The larvae feed on the catkins of Birch and Willow.

UK Status

Fairly common throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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

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