Seq # 361700020

Gynnidomorpha luridana (Gregson, 1870) Species

Last modified: Nov. 15, 2023, 12:21 p.m.

A new species for Belgium in 1975 in AN. So far known the only observation for our country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Gynnidomorpha > Species: Gynnidomorpha luridana
Vernacular names
Bleke kamillebladroller (NL), Bank Conch (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1989. Enkele soorten Microlepidoptera nieuw voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Opostegidae, Ochsenheimeriidae, Coleophoridae, Gelechiidae, Cochylidae, Pterophoridae). — Phegea 17(2): 49–52. On page 50. view page




Wingspan 11–13 mm. It is a smaller Gynnidomorpha that has a much paler ground colour than others with the markings quite distinct. The central band has an irregular shape.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The caterpillar lives from September to April in the flower baskets of the food plant. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Matricaria recutita
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Odontites vernus. Following plants in literature Matricaria chamomilla and Euphrasia are uncertain and doubtful.

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It inhabits grasslands, dry pastures, farmland and downland.

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