49.285 .... B&F 1184
Epiblema scutulana  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Presumed common in Nottinghamshire, but only recorded from around the Sherwood Forest area and a few other north Nottinghamshire sites. Epiblema cirsiana is visually identical to this species, so poses identification problems.
Photographed at Eakring Meadows May 2003   Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2005
Early stages                            
Full-grown larva overwintering in the stem of Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense. Photographed at Red Hill, Eakring, January 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epiblema scutulana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Tom Shields.  J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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