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Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: March 28, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia nisella
Vernacular names
Variabele oogbladroller (NL)
Epinotia petrana (Hübner, 1813) and Epinotia siliceana (Hübner, 1813)
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

Flight periods

The adults fly from early June till late September, but most observations during July and August. They are mainly active at dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Salix, and occasionally on Populus. It prefers the catkins of Salix, but also lives between two leaves spun together. Pupation takes place in the larval habitation or between leaf-litter on the ground. The species hibernates in the egg stage.

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