Epinotia tenerana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

nut-bud moth

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


Epinotia tenerana: occupied leaf bud

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


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.


Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus glutinosa; Corylus avellana.


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


mod 14.ii.2018