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49.238 ~ 1147 ~ Epinotia cruciana
UK Status

Resident. A locally common species throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found for the first time at Cors Dyfi in the far west of the county in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Damp woodland, heaths, high ground & coastal dunes containing foodplant.


Various sallow & willow species.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within spun leaves or buds. Pupa light-brown in a fragile cocoon amongst leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 18th June 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by GBC, 16th July 2014, Lake Vyrnwy