Seq # 361210020

Pandemis cinnamomeana (Treitschke, 1830) Species

Last modified: Nov. 8, 2023, 12:44 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Pandemis > Species: Pandemis cinnamomeana
Vernacular names
Witsnuitbladroller (NL), White-faced Tortrix (EN), Weißkopf-Wickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1902b. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères de la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 46: 481–483. On page 481.




Wingspan 18–24 mm. It is distinguished in the male by its white frons and in the female by a reddish tinge to the hindwing apex.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives and feeds in a spun or rolled leaf and hibernates in an early instar and pupates in the larval habitation.
The moths are active at sunset and come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late May towards October, with the peak in June and September.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Acer, Betula, Larix, Prunus, Sorbus, Quercus, Vaccinium, Abies, Picea and Taxus

The polyphagous larva feeds on a range of deciduous trees and shrubs like Acer, Betula, Prunus, Sorbus, Pyrus, Quercus, Vaccinium etc... Also reported on Abies, Larix and Picea.

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It inhabits deciduous woodland habitats.

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