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Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1797 / 70.109
Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/10/2014 - North Elmham (male, confirmed)

Similar Norfolk Species
November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Nov.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
One of the Epirrita genus trio. Very difficult to separate on markings alone.
Poorly-marked specimens are best identified by reference to the genitalia.

Verification Grade Comment: Very difficult to separate on markings alone.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/11/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
15/11/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
30/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
21/10/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
Further info: Epirrita autumnata
 
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