Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759)

grey poplar bell

on Populus, Salix


Larvae in the catkins, also the fallen ones.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus x canescens, nigra, tremula; Salix caprea, cinerea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Epiblema nisella.


Miller found in North America that the species, next to the behaviour described above, also made tunnels in current-year old shoots of Populus balsamifera. This caused a swelling of the shoots. Pupation took place in the tunnels.


Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster & Schreurs (2015a),Lepiforum (2020), Miller (1986a), Mutanen, Aarvik, Landry ao (2012b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

mod 17.ii.2020