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49.246 ~ 1130 ~ Epinotia pygmaeana ~ Dingy Spruce Bell
UK Status

Resident. Local in England and Wales, very local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First confirmed in the north of the county in 2014 in the Lake Vyrnwy area.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Epinotia subsequana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)




Spruce and silver fir.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mine needles then in spun needles. Pupates in leaf litter or soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 16th Apr 2014, Lake Vyrnwy