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49.231 ~ 1155 ~ Epinotia brunnichana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain but more common in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the north and west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

E. solandriana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mixed woodland.


Birch, hazel and willow.

Lifestage data

Leaf roller. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a transversely rolled leaf and feeds within. Pupates spun up in a cocoon of silk and earth particles.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 4th Aug 2010, Morben ISAF