Norfolk status Difficult, if not impossible to tell apart from The Engrailed, if indeed it is a separate species!
Recent DNA profiles are now complete, and have apparently proven Engrailed and Small Engrailed are one and the same.
Some still believe them to be separate species, believing that Small Engrailed is paler and flies in May and June, whereas Engrailed (E. bistortata) flies in two generations, March and then in July and August.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1873. Last Recorded in 2013.