Eupoecilia ambiguella

Eupoecilia ambiguella, the vine moth, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in Europe, China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and the Russian Far East.[2]

Eupoecilia ambiguella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Eupoecilia
E. ambiguella
Binomial name
Eupoecilia ambiguella
(Hübner, 1796)[1]
  • Tinea ambiguella Hubner, [1796]
  • Tinea omphaciella Faure-Bignet de Simonest, 1801
  • Tortrix roserana Frolich, 1828
  • Clysia turbinaris Meyrick, 1928

The wingspan is 12–15 mm. The moth flies from May to August.

The larvae mainly feed on dogwood, Rhamnus frangula, Hedera helix, Rhamnus cathartica, grape and honeysuckle. The species is considered a pest for grapes.


  2. Zhang, Xu & Hou-Hun Li, 2008, Zootaxa 1692: 55-68

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