Seq # 362640265

Epinotia thapsiana Zeller (1847) Species

Last modified: June 4, 2020, 2:36 p.m.


Apart from a dubious observation in 2015 in NA, which is not accepted, this very rare and local species is discovered for the first time in 2020 in AN.


Details

Classification
Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Epinotia > Species: Epinotia thapsiana
Vernacular names
Gehoekte oogbladroller (NL)
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Wingspan 13–16 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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Caterpillar

Dirty white colored with transverse reddish stripes on the segments, head yellow to pale brown, protharacic shield concolorous with head, dark edged.

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Bionomics

The larvae live in spins in the inflorescence, stems and seeds of the host plant.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: onwards from late May toward September.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Daucus carota
Host plant (genera):
Ferula, Ligusticum, Thapsia, Foeniculum and Laserpitium
Substrates:
Herbaceous plants

Polyphagous on species of the umbelliferous family (Apiaceae) like Daucus carota, Ferula, Foeniculum, Heracleum, Laserpitium, Ligusticum etc...

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