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

 

Notes: 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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