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Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1797 / 70.109
Photo © Dave Appleton,  24/10/2016 - North Elmham - male (8th sternite & gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Season: 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 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/2018128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
16/10/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/11/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/10/2017127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/10/2017128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
Further info: Epirrita autumnata
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