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, IAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)10-Jun-2017oneOutlaw, IAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)10-Jun-2017onePlummer, SAdult
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, JRAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)01-Apr-1999oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRPupal
Botley Wood (SU50)03-May-2007oneWheeler, KAdult
West Walk (SU61)29-Jun-2007oneDickson, RJAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)13-May-2008oneGodfrey, KAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)22-May-2008oneGodfrey, KAdult
West Walk (SU61)06-Jun-2008oneDickson, RJAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)15-Jul-2008oneElliott, BAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)29-May-2009oneGodfrey, KAdult
Holbury (SU40)14-Jun-2009onePlumridge, KJAdult
Funtley (SU50)05-Jun-2010oneOpie, MAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)17-Jun-2010oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Romsey (SU32)24-May-2012oneBaker, MAdult
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SZ39)07-Jun-2013oneDickson, RJAdult
Funtley (SU50)02-Aug-2013oneOpie, MAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)23-May-2015oneGodfrey, KAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Bramshott Common (SU83)23-May-1998oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)14-Jun-2003oneWall, MJAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)06-Jun-2004oneWall, MJAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)31-May-2009oneWall, MJAdult
Deadwater Valley (SU83)13-Jun-2009twoMontegriffo, NJ; Wall, MJAdult
Morgaston Wood (SU65)22-May-2010oneWall, MJ; Montegriffo, NMAdult
Farnborough (SU85)08-Jun-2018oneWills, KBAdult

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