Seq # 362640180

Epinotia rubiginosana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) Species

Last modified: Dec. 1, 2023, 10:53 a.m.

An uncommon species in Belgium, except in the Kempen where it is fairly common.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia rubiginosana
Vernacular names
Dennenoogbladroller (NL), Pine Bell, Pine Tortrix (EN), Großer Kiefernnadelwickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Thirot E. 1898. Assemblée mensuelle du 3 décembre 1898. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 42: 501–503. On page 502.




Wingspan 13–15 mm. Grey forewing with a well defined white subquadrate dorsal blotch which extends more diffusely to the costa as a median fascia, terminal area ferruginous-brown with a weak ocellus of 3 or 4 black streaks that may coalesce to form an ill-defined blackish blotch, proximal to the ocellus there is a variable line of white scales and proximal to this there is a more constant dark brown blotch, the grey ground colour is variably irrorate with black and white scales.

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Specimens in nature


The larva constructs a tubular spinning on the food plant. It leaves this habitation to feed on the adjacent needles. Pupation takes place during the spring amongst leaf-litter on the ground.
They fly about the tops of the trees in afternoon sunshine till dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults usually fly from late April till well into July, occasionally later. Most observations during May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris and Pinus pinea

The larva lives on Pinus sylvestris, Pinus picea and other Pinus sp.

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It inhabits clearings in pine plantations and also on isolated trees, especially on heathland.

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