Geometridae » Larentiinae
70.107 (BF1795) November Moth Epirrita dilutata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wingspan 38-44mm. Forewing length 15-20mm.
There are four species of Epirrita found in Britain, and all are very similar and variable within themselves, meaning positive identification can normally only be made via genitalia examination. Therefore, these images are only representative of the species.
The adult flies from September to November, and it can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including broadleaved woodland and gardens. Common and widespread throughout. The larva feeds on a variety of trees and shrubs.
© Pete Hillman October 2017.