Seq # 362200010

Piniphila bifasciana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: April 6, 2022, 5:33 p.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen, but also present elsewhere.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Piniphila > Species: Piniphila bifasciana
Vernacular names
Tweebandbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 134.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a loose spinning amongst the shoots and male blossoms of the food plant. It pupates in a flimsy cocoon in the larval habitation.
The adults are active from early dusk onwards and come to light.

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Flight periods

The adult flies in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris and Pinus pinaster

The larva lives on Pinus sylvestris and Pinus pinaster.

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