Epiblema cirsiana (Zeller 1843) (Family Tortricidae)

Forewing Length: 5.5-9.5mm;
Wingspan: 12-23mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? August - April April - May May - June
(Earliest: 9.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous Root & Stem Borer)

Cirsium palustre
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
Several Vespidae

Several Miridae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Epiblema cirsiana
Epiblema cirsiana
Nature Spot: Epiblema cirsiana
Lepiforum: Epiblema cirsiana


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