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49.229 ~ 1154 ~ Epinotia caprana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-21mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Fens, marshes and wet moorland.


Sallow and bog myrtle.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun terminal leaves. Pupates spun up in leaf litter on ground or in an earthen cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th July 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 2nd Aug 2014, Cors Dyfi