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Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hubner, 1796)

Имаго  (Eupoecilia ambiguella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tortricoidea family Tortricidae subfamily Tortricinae tribe Cochylini genus Eupoecilia → species Eupoecilia ambiguella

Species name(s)

Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hubner, 1796) = Tinea ambiguella Hübner, [1796] = Tinea omphaciella Faure-Bignet de Simonest, 1801 = Tortrix roserana Frölich, 1828 = Clysia = Clysia turbinaris = Conchylis ambiguella = Loberia omphaciana Bruand, 1850 = Tinea omphaciella Faure Biguet, 1801 = Clysia roserana Frölich, 1828.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

6—7 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Eupoecilia ambiguella)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Conchylis ambiguella [11]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - about 0.7 cm in the middle of the front wings lie on the dark-brown band. On the edges - black dots. Hind wings more boring darkish. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • The front wings are brilliant, straw yellow, with a broad dark brown sash in the middle. Hind wings brownish-gray (whitish in males). The wingspan of 14 to 16 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France , Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, South West Siberian, South -Kurilsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland) Poland, Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland,France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The range - from the warm Europe to the Far East; North Africa. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Two generations - the first in May and the second from July to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It flies through the vineyards, which may be some danger. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Track Eupoecilia ambiguella live in April-May and August-September. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Meals for grape leaf roller caterpillars is grapes. And yet - some of herbaceous plants. Larvae of the first generation of the spring, feeding on the kidneys, and the caterpillars of the second generation (summer) - to the immature berries in spider tubes. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Grapes, lilac, currant, ivy, euonymus, buckthorn, privet. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Track entangle the web of the kidneys and devour them. The first generation larvae pupate in late June or early July, and two weeks later will be the second generation of butterflies. The second generation of caterpillars eats into berries.
    Young larvae are light gray with a reddish stripe along the back.Adult caterpillars red meat, in a very small red warts. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • The second generation of butterflies lay eggs on host plants berries. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Pupa. [11]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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