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70.110 [B&F: 1798] Small Autumnal Moth (Epirrita filigrammaria) (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846)


Common on moorland throughout much of Scotland, northern England and Wales, rare elsewhere; problems in identifying individuals to specific status mean that all Epirrita species are under-recorded. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-38 mm. One of four very similar species of Epirrita found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Heather, Bilberry and Sallow, over-wintering as an egg.

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