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Epinotia tedella (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: March 9, 2023, 6:44 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia tedella
Vernacular names
Sparrenoogbladroller (NL)
Epinotia comitana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
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.




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Specimens in nature




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Flight periods

The adult flies from late April till mid June, but a partial second generation is observed in warm years in August. During the day they are easily disturbed from rest amongst the branches of spruce. They fly on sunny afternoons but are more active towards sunset and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Picea abies and Picea sitchensis

The larva feeds mainly on Picea abies and occasionally on other Picea species. It spins some leaves together, especially on young shoots. It hibernates in the spinning which it vacates when fully fed in spring. It drops to the ground and spun a silken cocoon between leaf-litter on the ground. It pupates in that cocoon around April.

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