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Epinotia cruciana (Linnaeus, 1761) Species

Last modified: Aug. 26, 2021, 2:18 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia cruciana
Vernacular names
Fraaie oogbladroller (NL)
Epinotia excoecana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
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 86.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed in June and July. They are active from late afternoon onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix cinerea, Salix repens and Salix aurita
Host plant (genera):

The larva feeds from April till early June in an unopened leaf-bud or in spun leaves, especially those of a terminal shoot of Salix spp., especially S. cinerea, S. repens and S. aurita. Pupation takes place in a flimsy cocoon amongst leaf-litter, usually in a fold of a dead leaf.

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