Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.256 [B&F: 1138a] Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811)


Notes: Recently separated from Epinotia nisella. Distribution in Hampshire and Isle of Wight unclear - reported from single localities in VC11 and VC12 to date.

Although Epinotia cinereana was considered a distinct species and was included in Pierce & Metcalfe’s The Genitalia of the British Tortricidae (1914) which documented clear differences in the genitalia, this treatment was not followed by Bradley et al in their 1972 British checklist; Razowski also omitted the species from his European Tortricidae publications.

Mutanen et al, 2012 (Zootaxa) discussed the two species in their Holarctic study and laid out a clear case for their separation.

Epinotia cinereana has the blackish or reddish blotches in the forewing absent and gives an overall greyish impression showing blackish streaks in the forewing. The larvae are said to feed between spun leaves of Populus tremula (aspen). Epinotia nisella usually shows a more highly patterned forewing with blotches of black or reddish in the forewing or along the dorsum; in rare instances they can appear wholly greyish like E. cinereana, these would require examination of the genitalia for separation. The larvae feed in the catkins or between spun leaves of Salix and Populus.

Records of this species would be particularly welcome, especially from localities which are known to be close to Aspen stands.

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