Seq # 361510010

Eulia ministrana (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Nov. 12, 2023, 2:14 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Euliini > Genus: Eulia > Species: Eulia ministrana
Vernacular names
Papegaaibladroller (NL), Brassy Tortrix (EN), Rostbraungefleckter Wickler (DE)
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 20. view page




Wingspan 18–25 mm. Forewings with a creamish yellow ground colour with reddish brown markings, and metallic streaks or spots. A small pale-yellow blotch is usually present halfway down the wing.

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Specimens in nature

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Laid in yellowish-brown batches on leaves of their host.

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Green body with the pinacula and anal plate yellowish-green. Head chestnut brown and prothoracic plate brown to yellowish-green. Anal comb present with 8-10 large prongs.

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The eggs are deposited in small, yellowish brown batches during May and June, they hatch in ca. 18 days.
The larva lives from July, hibernating, till April of the next year, between two spun leaves into a tube on various trees and shrubs. It hibernates full-fed inside that tube and also pupates in it. Before pupating it closes both ends of the tube.
The adults are active in early evening and later come to light. During daytime they are rarily seen. They use to fly rather high about trees at sunset.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year from late April till the end of June, occasionally later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus
Host plant (genera):
Corylus, Fraxinus, Rhamnus, Sorbus, Betula, Prunus, Alnus, Epilobium, Rosa, Fagus, Quercus, Tilia, Epilobium and Rubus

Polyphagous on various trees and shrubs.

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Wooded areas, parks, forests.

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