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49.242 ~ 1145 ~ Epinotia nanana
UK Status

Resident. A fairly local species, more common in southern England, more scarce further north and very local in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First confirmed in the north of the county in 2014 at Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve. A new record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-11mm.

Confusion species

Epinotia nigricana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Plantations, mixed woodland and gardens.


Norway and sitka spruce.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mine needles spinning a silken tube. Pupates in food plant or leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th June 2014, Coed Pendugwm
Confirmed by Gen. Det.