1138 Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella ABH 49.255 form decorana

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Family Peleopodidae

Wingspan c.16-22 mm.

Flight Period The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and poplar (Populus) during the spring, and the adults emerge in July and August.

Description This very variable and common species throughout Britain. 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

Salix and Populus. In catkins or between two leaves spun flat together. .