Eudemis profundana

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Eudemis profundana
Eudemis profundana.jpg
Ventral view
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Dorsal view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Eudemis
Species: E. profundana
Binomial name
Eudemis profundana
(Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Tortrix profundana [Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775
  • Tortrix aethiopiana Haworth, [1811]
  • Tortrix alphonsiana Duponchel, in Godart, 1834
  • Paedisca nebulana Donovan, [1806]
  • Eudemis profundana f. obscurata Gibeaux & Luquet, 1998
  • Eudemis profundana f. satans Gibeaux & Luquet, 1998
  • Phalaena (Tinea) triangulella Goeze, 1783
  • Tortrix wellensiana Hubner, [1811-1813]

Eudemis profundana, common name diamond-back marble, is a moth of the Tortricidae family.

Description[edit]

Eudemis profundana has a wingspan of 14–20 millimetres (0.55–0.79 in). Forewings are rather broad and rounded. The coloration is quite variable, ranging from dark brown to reddish, with greyish marbling and a large whitish dorsal patch. The upper edge of this patch is not deeply indented and the basal fasciae are developed also dorsally. These moths also show a raised reddish-brown mane and unusual starry eyes. They have one brood per year (univoltine). The larvae feed on Quercus and Malus species. They roll a leaf of their host and feed within. Adults are on wing from July to August.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in most of Europe (except Iceland, Croatia and Greece). It is also found in the Near East.

Habitat[edit]

Eudemis profundana lives in various habitats, mainly in the deciduous woodland, but also in gardens.

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