Sparganothis praecana

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Sparganothis praecana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Sparganothis
Species: S. praecana
Binomial name
Sparganothis praecana
(Kennel, 1900)[1]
  • Dichelia praecana Kennel, 1900
  • Dichelia praecana var. abiskoana Caradja, 1916
  • Tortrix cinereana Zetterstedt, 1839
  • Dichelia lapponana Caradja, 1916

Sparganothis praecana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.[2] It is also found in North America, where it has been reported from Colorado, the Northwest Territory and the Yukon Territory.[3]

The wingspan is 20–28 mm. Adults are on wing in June and July in northern Europe.[4]

The larvae feed on Betula pendula, Vaccinium corymbosum and Rhododendron species.[5]


  • Sparganothis praecana praecana
  • Sparganothis praecana habeleri Lichtenberger, 1997 (Austrian Alps)[6]