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49.252 ~ 1142 ~ Epinotia tedella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at several sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

E. nemorivaga.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Norway spruce.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines the terminal leaves, then spins an untidy shelter and feeds within. Pupates spun up in a silken cocoon in leaf litter on ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 23rd June 2010, Llanfyllin
Rather worn, Male, confirmed by gen det.