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Lobesia abscisana (Doubleday, 1849) Species

Last modified: Nov. 17, 2023, 12:48 p.m.

A fairly common species, but mostly confined to the north of Belgium, in the southern provinces it is a rare species.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Lobesiini > Genus: Lobesia > Species: Lobesia abscisana
Vernacular names
Slangenkruidbladroller (NL), Smoky-barred Marble (EN), Kratzdistelwickler (DE)
Lobesia fuligana sensu auct., nec (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1947a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 47(1–2): 2, 27, 57. On page 2.




Wingspan 10–13 mm. A smallish species with a light grey or light ochre forewing with dark brown or fuscous markings. There is a well defined basal patch, a central fascia and a patch on the middle of the termen that extends to pre-apex. The central fascia may join a pre-tornal spot. The central band has a small extension in the middle of its posterior edge that is usually darker.

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds in the shoots on the food plant. Pupation takes places in a cocoon, spun amongst surface litter.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The moth has two or three generations in a year and may be found from April till September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cirsium arvense

The larva lives on Cirsium arvense.

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It inhabits open and rural areas.

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