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Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794)

Autumnal Moth
70.1090 (B&F: 1797)

Synonym(s):
Epirrita autumnaria (Doubleday, [1849])


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Operophterini

A resident species often fairly common to common at mv light and probably occasionally very common in deciduous woods. Widespread throughout the county. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid October to mid November. Although not recorded in Sussex, larval food plants listed elsewhere include birch and elder. (Pratt, 2011)

Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794)
male gen det
Duncton, 09 xi 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Heathfield, East Sussex, 29 x 2009
Photo: Nigel Kemp

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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