Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.239 [B&F: 1148] Epinotia mercuriana (Frölich, 1828)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on moorland and in mountains throughout much of northern England, Scotland and Ireland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-14 mm. distinctive species, recognised by its conspicuously silver-edged forewing markings, including the very obliquely edged basal patch marked with longitudinal silver streaks [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Heather, Bog Bilberry, Whortle-leaved Willow and Mountain Avens, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

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