Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella
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Tortricidae » Olethreutinae
There are many variations, though one of the more distinctive is f. decorana, which shows an orange area over the mid-part of the forewing. (see images) The grey form of Epinotia nisella could be E. cinereana, these would require examination of the genitalia for separation
The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and poplar (Populus) during the spring, and the adults emerge in July and August.
Woodland, parks and gardens, boggy heaths and banks of rivers and streams where old clumps of sallow grow.