Larvae can be found from April to June, with early instars initially feeding within a developing bud, perforating the leaf. As the bud opens, the leaf expands to show the distinctive feeding pattern. Later they feed in a spinning on another leaf. Field maple (Acer campestre) is also eaten and larvae have been found on greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), which indicates it will eat herbaceous plants if dislodged from its normal feeding place on elm.
This moth is found all over Europe from Ireland to Russia.
- "Epinotia abbreviana (Fabricius, 1794)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
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- Bradley, J D; Tremewan, W G; Smith, Arthur (1979). British Tortricoid Moths. Tortricidae: Olethreutinae. London: Ray Society. pp. 125–6. ISBN 0 903874 06 7.
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