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49.24 ~ 1136 ~ Epinotia immundana ~ Common Birch Bell
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common and found at several scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

E. tetraquetrana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Woodland, heathland and wet places.


Alder and birch.

Lifestage data

Catkin feeder/leaf roller. Eggs, oviposition site unknown. Larva, first generation feed inside catkins and buds, the second generation roll leaves and feed within. Pupates in a silken cocoon amongst the litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 30th Apr 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 22nd Apr 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 15th July 2011, Middletown