Seq # 361040010

Epagoge grotiana (Fabricius, 1781) Species

Last modified: Nov. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Ramapesiini > Genus: Epagoge > Species: Epagoge grotiana
Vernacular names
Schemerbladroller (NL), Braungebänderter Breitwickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 20.




Wingspan: 14–17,5 mm.

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives on the leaves of the food plant. It overwinters in a narrow fold of a leaf.
Pupation takes place in a spinning in or near the larval habitation.
The adults are active at dusk and at dawn, and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually from the beginning of June till the beginning of August.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Crataegus and Rubus

The larva lives on: Quercus, Crataegus or Rubus.

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It inhabits deciduous forests, gardens etc...

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