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Epinotia tenerana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: March 9, 2023, 2:52 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia tenerana
Vernacular names
V-oogbladroller (NL)
Epinotia penkleriana sensu auct.
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 adult flies from mid May till September in normally one generation a year, but a partial second generation occurs frequently. They are active towards dusk and later occasionally come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana and Alnus glutinosa

The larva lives at first in the catkins, and later in the leaf-buds of Corylus avellana or Alnus glutinosa. The larva hibernates. Pupation takes place in leaf-litter or under moss in a flimsy silken cocoon.

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