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Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 5, 2022, 2:53 p.m.

A common species in the northern part of Belgium, in the southern part not so common.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epiblema > Species: Epiblema foenella
Vernacular names
Hoefijzermot (NL), Sichel-Beifußwickler (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 21.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The larva lives in the roots of the food plants. They hibernate full-fed in the feeding place.
Pupation takes place in June in the same place.
The adults are active in late afternoon and later come to light.

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from the end of June till well in August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia abrotanum

The larva lives in the roots of: Artemisia vulgaris or Artemisia abrotanum.

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