Seq # 362190060

Phiaris turfosana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) Species

Last modified: Nov. 22, 2023, 2:12 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, but not seen for a long time. More than likely extinct.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Phiaris > Species: Phiaris turfosana
Vernacular names
Witvleklijnbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Larsen K. 1993. Some species of microlepidoptera new to the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae & Epermeniidae). — Phegea 21: 131–136. On page 131. view page




Wingspan 13–16 mm. Greyish brown with many silvershining file lines across the wing and a white spot in the middle.

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Specimens in nature

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It flies very low and swiftly over the lowest parts of the vegetation in late afternoon's sunshine. Later it comes to light.

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Flight periods

Adults are the wing late May towards end of June, occasionally later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium oxycoccus and Andromeda polifolia

Unknown for now, supposed to be moss, but this has to be confirmed.

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Open heathland an woodland, raised bogs or moors.

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