Irish moths

Epinotia nisella

Family: Tortricidae        Sub-family: Olethreutinae

1138     *     Epinotia nisella

Widespread, fairly common
Wingspan: 12-17mm. Very variable species
e.g f. decorana, orange area over mid-part of forewing (photo below)

Flight time: July-August

Food plant: Sallow (Salix) and Poplar (Populus).
Larvae feed in catkins or between two leaves spun together

Epinotia nisella

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. September 2010

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