Seq # 361330010

Eana incanana (Stephens, 1852) Species

Last modified: Nov. 9, 2023, 3:58 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium. Probably underrecorded due to the similarity with the genus Cnephasia.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cnephasiini > Genus: Eana > Subgenus: Eana > Species: Eana incanana
Vernacular names
Hoekbandbladroller (NL), Bluebell Shade (EN), Gewellter Bergwiesen-Wickler (DE)
Eana sinuana (Stephens, 1852)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1959b. Notes sur les Microlépidoptères de Belgique. V. Révision des exemplaires belges des genres: Homoeosoma Curtis (Pyralidae, Phycitinae), Oxyptilus Zeller (s.l.) (Pterophoridae), Cnephasia Curtis (Tort., Tortricinae), Bactra Stephens (Tort., Olethreutinae). — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 35(27): 1–32. On page 27.




Wingspan 17–23 mm. The curved dark bands at the base of the forewings are quite distinctive, but their intensity varies, and the female is generally paler than the male.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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Body brown, head yellowish, with dark markings, prothoracic plate black with white markings, pinacula as small dark dots.

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The larva lives in a spinning in the inflorescence. Hibernates probably as an egg. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late May till mid-August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Leucanthemum vulgare and Hyacinthoides non-scripta

The larva lives in buds, flowers, leaves and seeds of Ornithogalum nutans, Chrysanthemum vulgare and Scilla non-scripta,

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It inhabits open spaces in woodland.

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