Epinotia tenerana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

on Alnus, Corylus

Epinotia tenerana:   Corylus avellana catkin

Corylus avellana, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman; mid February

Epinotia tenerana:  Corylus avellana catkin

extruded frass

Epinotia tenerana: larva

Corylus avellana, Loenen (Ge) © Arnold Grosscurt: broken catkin: the head of the larva is just visible

Epinotia tenerana: larva in catkin

larva

Epinotia tenerana: occupied leaf bud

Corylus avellana. Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman: occupied leaf bud

gall

From autumn till spring the larve lives in a male catkin, causing it to deform somewhat. Eventually the larva moves to a developing bud, entering from the base.

hostplants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus glutinosa; Corylus avellana.

references

Buhr (1964a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a).

01/04/2017

pub 1.iv.2017 · mod 15.viii.2017