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Species Epinotia nisella - Hodges#3306

Moth - Epinotia nisella A tortricid sp. - Epinotia nisella Epinotia nisella Unknown Tortricid - Epinotia nisella Unknown Tortricid - Epinotia nisella Poplar Branchlet Borer  - Epinotia nisella Epinotia nisella Eucosmini ? - Epinotia nisella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Epinotia
Species nisella (Epinotia nisella - Hodges#3306)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia nisella (Clerck, 1759)
Phalaena nisella Clerck, 1759
Host plant: Primarily Salix but also Populus.
See Also
Epinotia cinereana tends to have pale areas lighter and less red tones. There is some overlap in appearance and dissection/DNA may be required.
Print References
Mutanen, M., Aarvik, L., Landry, J.-F., Segerer, A., and Karsholt, O. 2012. Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811) bona sp., a Holarctic tortricid distinct from E. nisella (Clerck, 1759) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini) as evidenced by DNA barcodes, morphology and life history. Zootaxa. 3318: 1–25 (abstract)