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49.234 ~ 1150 ~ Epinotia abbreviana ~ Brown Elm Bell
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Ross and Cromerty.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded from eastern side of county only.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first feeds in a developing bud and later in a spun shoot, spinning two leaves one above the other. Pupates spun up in a silken cocoon in litter on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech
Pic shows larval feeding sign on elm

Photo by MJD, 27th May 2012, Llanymynech

Photo by DB, 17th July 2013, Middletown