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49.237 ~ 1144 ~ Epinotia signatana ~ Black-brindled Bell
UK Status

Resident. Local and uncommon, mainly recorded in England, but also less frequently from Wales and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Very rarely recorded in North Wales, the two county records of this moth have both been from the north east corner of the county (see pics below). 

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Thickets, copses, open woodland and hedgerows.


Prunus spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within a folded leaf or a spun shoot. Pupates in the larval habitation or on the ground in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin
Female confirmed by Gen Det.

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech Rocks