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49.253 ~ 1143 ~ Epinotia fraternana
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland but very local and uncommon.

Montgomeryshire Status

Just a single old record coming from the west of the county at Ceinws in 1980.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

E. tedella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Silver fir.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid singly on leaves. Larva first mines leaves, then constructs a neat spinning around leaves, but continues to mine the leaves within. Pupates spun up in a silken cocoon in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos