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Epinotia tenerana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Dec. 3, 2023, 11:27 a.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), Nut Bud Moth (EN), Haselnuss-Kätzchenwickler (DE)
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.




Wingspan 12–16 mm. The predominantly ferruginous general coloration of the forewing is characteristic of this species.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Eggs are laid singly or in groups of two or three in July - September on buds. The larva lives at first in the catkins, often causing distortion, and in spring it moves to the developing leaf-buds making a hole at the base of the bud. The larva hibernates. Pupation takes place in leaf-litter or under moss in a flimsy silken cocoon.
They are active towards dusk and later occasionally come to light.

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Flight periods

The adult flies from late April till September in normally one generation a year, but a partial second generation in October occurs frequently.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana and Alnus glutinosa

The larva lives mainly on Corylus avellana or Alnus glutinosa. Very rarely on Betula pendula.

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It inhabits woodland and damp areas.

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