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Lobesia littoralis (Westwood & Humphreys, 1845) Species

Last modified: Nov. 17, 2023, 1:47 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Lobesiini > Genus: Lobesia > Species: Lobesia littoralis
Vernacular names
Strandkruidbladroller (NL), Shore Marble (EN), Brauner Binnendünenwickler (DE)




Wingspan 11–16 mm. Extremely variable species in colour. A long winged species with narrow usually clearly defined markings. The basal patch is strong on the dorsum. The central fascia is narrow on the costa and has a narrow extension towards the termen centrally before becoming wider. There is a patch on the centre of the termen.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives on the flowerheads, unripe seeds and in heart of young shoots on the food plant and spin tubes among the leaves.
The adults can be seen flying in late afternoon around the foodplant and later on comes to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations and may be found from May towards September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Armeria maritima and Lotus corniculatus

The larva lives on Armeria maritima.


Generally a coastal species,but it can also be found inland in gardens, quarries where the food plant occurs.

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