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Epinotia brunnichana (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: April 5, 2022, 3:48 p.m.

A not so common and widespread species in Belgium, more frequently observed in the northern provinces.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia brunnichana
Vernacular names
Witvlekoogbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 82.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva rolls a leaf transversally from apex to petiole on the larval food plant. It pupates in the ground. The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from July till the beginning of October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana
Host plant (genera):
Betula and Salix

The larva feeds on Betula, Corylus or Salix.

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