Originally regarded as a distinct species in 1914, however it was treated as a greyish form of E. nisella (f. cinereana) from 1972 up until 2012. Currently regarded as a distinct species.
Lacks the black and reddish blotches on the forewing to similar Epinotia nisella, giving an overall greyish impression. Please note in rare instances Epinotia nisella can appear greyish like E. cinereana, and would require examination of the genitalia for separation.
First confirmed (Gen. Det. D. Hipperson) record in 2014 at Wheatfen (K. Saul - NMS, 16/08/14) New for VC28 in 2015 at North Elmham (D. Appleton, 10/07/15 - Gen. Det. Male)
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2014. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats