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Epermenia falciformis

Epermenia falciformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Epermeniidae
Genus: Epermenia
Species: E. falciformis
Binomial name
Epermenia falciformis
(Haworth, 1828)[1]
  • Recurvaria falciformis Haworth, 1828
  • Calotripis falciformis

Epermenia falciformis is a moth of the Epermeniidae family. It is found in Great Britain, Fennoscandia, Latvia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

A leaf of Aegopodium podagraria twisted by larva

The wingspan is 9–11 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July and again from August to September in two generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Angelica sylvestris and Aegopodium podagraria. They larvae of the first generation feed in spun leaves of their host plant, while larvae of the second generation lives in the umbels of the host. Pupation takes place in an open network cocoon amongst detritus on the ground.[3]


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ UKmoths
  3. ^ Lepidoptera of Belgium

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