Seq # 362640130

Epinotia nanana (Treitschke, 1835) Species

Last modified: Sept. 29, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

A rather rare species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia nanana
Vernacular names
Kleine oogbladroller (NL), Kleinster Fichtennadelmarkwickler (DE)
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 75.




Wingspan: c. 10 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from June till August. They are active towards dusk and come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Picea abies and Abies alba

The young larva mines inside a needle of Picea abies or Picea sitchensis, and it hibernates in that plates half-fed. Later on, it constructs a silken tube along which it retreats to deposit frass in the first mined needle.
Pupation in a white cocoon in the larbal tube or amongst leaf-litter.

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