Epagoge grotiana

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Epagoge grotiana
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E. grotiana
Binomial name
Epagoge grotiana
(Fabricius, 1781)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pyralis grotiana Fabricius, 1781
  • Dichelia grotiana var. amasiana Caradja, 1916
  • artificana Herrich-Schaffer, 1847
  • Tortrix (Argyrotosa) artificana Herrich-Schaffer, 1851
  • Tortrix flavana Hubner, [1796-1799]

Epagoge grotiana, common name brown-barred tortrix, is a moth of the family Tortricidae.[2]

Description[edit]

Epagoge grotiana has a wingspan of about 13–17 millimetres (0.51–0.67 in).[3][4] Forewings have a yellowish ochreous ground colour with brown markings. Adults are on wing from June to August and are active around dusk and at dawn.[4][5] The larvae mainly feed on oak, Crataegus and Rubus species.[4] They live within a rolled leaf, where they also overwinter.[3][5]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in most of Europe and in the Near East.[6] It mainly occurs in deciduous woodlands and on sand-dunes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ tortricidae.com
  2. ^ Biolib
  3. ^ a b Hantsmoths
  4. ^ a b c d "Epagoge grotiana at UKmoths". Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2008.
  5. ^ a b Lepidoptera of Belgium
  6. ^ Fauna Europaea

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