Seq # 362680010

Gravitarmata margarotana (Heinemann, 1863) Species

Last modified: April 26, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

First observation in our country was in 1976 at Postel (AN). Hitherto a very rare and local species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the Kempen.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Gravitarmata > Species: Gravitarmata margarotana
Vernacular names
Dennenappelbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Verhoeven F., Larsen K., Riemis A. & De Prins W. 1994. Gravitarmata margarotana (Heinemann, 1863), a new species for the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). — Phegea 22: 29–34. On page 29.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in a single generation a year; from mid April till end of May. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Pinus and Abies

The larva lives on Pinus, Abies and possibly also on Picea, it feeds in twigs and cones of the food plants. Hibernation in larval stage.

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