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49.248 ~ 1139 ~ Epinotia tenerana ~ Nut Bud Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly well distributed across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

Ancylis mitterbacheriana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Alder and hazel.

Lifestage data

Catkin feeder. Eggs laid on buds. Larva first feeds inside a catkin, later moving to developing leaf buds. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon amongst dead leaves on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin