Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.251 [B&F: 1146] Epinotia rubiginosana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)


Local in pine woodland throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire there are scattered records but it is far from common, although there has been an apparent increase from 2005 onwards. The larva makes distinctive spinnings, but all county records have been taken at light or beaten from foliage. There have been no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-15 mm. The orange-ferruginous coloration of the distal area of the forewing together with the rather conspicuous, subquadrate whitish dorsal blotch distinguish this species [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, living between needles spun together with silk.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Bouldnor (SZ39)27-Jun-1968onePelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)28-May-1969oneChalmers-Hunt, JMAdult
Cranmore (SZ39)05-Jun-2015oneHammond, MAdult
Walter's Copse (SZ49)11-Jun-2015oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)10-Jun-2017onePlummer, Stephen Adult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)10-Jun-2017oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
West Walk, Wickham (SU61)28-Jun-1986-Langmaid, JR; Parsons, MSAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)23-May-1995-Langmaid, JR; Potts, PMAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)04-Jul-1995oneLangmaid, JR; Goater, BAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jul-1998oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)01-Apr-1999oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanPupal
Botley Wood (SU50)03-May-2007oneWheeler, Keith Adult
West Walk (SU61)29-Jun-2007oneDickson, RichardAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)13-May-2008oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)22-May-2008oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
West Walk (SU61)06-Jun-2008oneDickson, RichardAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)15-Jul-2008oneElliott, BAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)29-May-2009oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Holbury (SU40)14-Jun-2009onePlumridge, KJAdult
Funtley (SU50)05-Jun-2010oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)17-Jun-2010oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Romsey (SU32)24-May-2012oneBaker, MikeAdult
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SZ39)07-Jun-2013oneDickson, RichardAdult
Funtley (SU50)02-Aug-2013oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)23-May-2015oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Bramshott Common (SU83)23-May-1998oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)14-Jun-2003oneWall, Mike Adult
Basingstoke (SU65)06-Jun-2004oneWall, Mike Adult
Basingstoke (SU65)31-May-2009oneWall, Mike Adult
Deadwater Valley (SU83)13-Jun-2009twoMontegriffo, NJ; Wall, MJAdult
Morgaston Wood (SU65)22-May-2010oneWall, MJ; Montegriffo, NMAdult
Farnborough (SU85)08-Jun-2018oneWills, Keith Adult

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