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51a0735 – 2906   Spilonota ocellana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
             Eye-spotted Bud Moth

© Tom Murray
Distribution: Reportedly introduced from Eurasia.
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Spilonota laricana (Heinemann, 1863)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortrix ocellana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Tortrix comitana Hübner, [1796-1799]
Grapholitha laricana of authors not Heinemann, 1863
Spilonota lariciana of authors, [no date]
Pyralis luscana Fabricius, 1794
Penthina oculana Harris, 1862
Hedya pyrifoliana Clemens, 1860
Tmetocera zellerana Borgmann, 1895
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA6641 (possible cryptic species) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABZ4399 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 90.104. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.40m; p. 132. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Spilonota ocellana
© John Davis
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© Charles Fletcher
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© Libby & Rick Avis
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© Nolie Schneider
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© David Reed
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© Carol Wolf
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dark form – © E. LaGasa & WSDA
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CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
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12mm – © Jim Vargo
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