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49.254 ~ 1133 ~ Epinotia bilunana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from three sites in the extreme north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-17mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, parks and commons.



Lifestage data

Catkin feeder. Eggs, oviposition site not documented. Larva feeds inside a catkin. Pupates in whitish silken cocoon in larval habitation or spun up in leaf litter on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by SOS, Montgomeryshire