Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) ➔ Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods) ➔ Class Insecta (Insects) ➔ Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and moths) ➔ Family Tortricidae (Leafroller moths)

Epinotia solandriana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Variable Bell

Synonyms:

Phalaena solandriana Linnaeus, 1758 [original combination] | Pyralis trapezana Fabricius, 1787 | Tortrix rhenana Thunberg & Becklin, 1791 | Tortrix semimaculana Hübner, 1793 | Pyralis rusticana Fabricius, 1794 | Tortrix ratana Hübner, 1813 | Tortrix parmatana Hübner, 1817 | Tortrix rattana Froelich, 1828 | Tortrix semilunana Froelich, 1828 | Epinotia centrostriana (Sheldon, 1935) | Epinotia griseana (Sheldon, 1935) | Epinotia rufana (Sheldon, 1935) | Epinotia variegata (Sheldon, 1935) | Epinotia variegatastriana (Sheldon, 1935) | Epinotia albosinuana (Grabe, 1944) | Epinotia fuscosolandriana (Grabe, 1944) | Epinotia fuscotrapezana (Grabe, 1944) | Epinotia ochreotrapezana (Grabe, 1944) | Epinotia rufosinuana (Grabe, 1944) |

  • Epinotia solandriana  8363
    Epinotia solandriana (Linnaeus, 1758)    Variable Bell 
    Epinotia solandriana; det. Jürgen Quack
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2018-07-01 11:56:12
    Image number: 8363

    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2018-07-01 11:56:12
    det. Jürgen Quack
  • Epinotia solandriana  8364
    Epinotia solandriana (Linnaeus, 1758)    Variable Bell 
    Epinotia solandriana; det. Jürgen Quack
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2018-07-01 11:56:22
    Image number: 8364

    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2018-07-01 11:56:22
    det. Jürgen Quack
  • Epinotia solandriana  8365
    Epinotia solandriana (Linnaeus, 1758)    Variable Bell 
    Epinotia solandriana
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2018-07-01 11:57:01
    Image number: 8365

    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2018-07-01 11:57:01


Classification:
Epinotia solandriana belongs to the subfamily Olethreutinae, tribe Eucosmini.
Distribution:
In large parts of Europe.
Habitat:
Woodland and scrubby habitats.
Description:
The moths have a wingspan of 16 - 22 mm. They are quite variable in color and show often a contrasting dorsal blotch with triangular shape darker or paler than the basis color.
Biology:
Adults of Epinotia solandriana fly with a peak in July and August. The moths are attracted by light.
Caterpillars can be found in May. They feed in a rolled leaf. Known host plants of the caterpillars are hazel (Corylus), birch (Betula) and willow (Salix)
Note:
Epinotia solandriana is a quite variable species!

References, further reading, links:
  1. Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums