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Phtheochroa inopiana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Nov. 16, 2023, 3:29 p.m.

A rare species in many parts in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Phtheochroa > Species: Phtheochroa inopiana
Vernacular names
Dof smalsnuitje (NL), Plain Conch (EN), Feldbeifuß-Wickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Anonymous 1901. Varia. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 1: 36, 44, 48, 55, 60. On page 48.




Wingspan 17–22 mm. Large size with obscure markings and generally a drab colouration. A sexually dimorphic species, the females being generally plainer than the males.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a silken tube in the roots of the food plant where it hibernates.
The males fly around the food plants in early evening, when the females may be found resting on the leaves. They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early June till towards early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pulicaria dysenterica and Artemisia campestris

The larva lives on Pulicaria dysenterica.

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It inhabits damp places, fens, grasslands and woodland edges.

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