Seq # 362250010

Stictea mygindiana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 23, 2023, 11:10 a.m.

A very rare species in southern Belgium, can be locally fairly common.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Stictea > Species: Stictea mygindiana
Vernacular names
Bosbeslijnbladroller (NL), Cowberry Marble (EN), Preiselbeer-Blattwickler (DE)
Stictea flammeana (Frölich, 1828)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 21.




Wingspan 17–20 mm. It has a characteristic purplish brown coloration of the forewing and a dark grey head.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives in spun leaves on the host plant. Hibernates as an early instar larva, later it pupates in a cocoon in feeding place of larva.
The adults are active from late afternoon and later come sparsely to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in May and June in a single generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The larva lives on Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Arctostaphylus uva-ursi and Myrica gale. Rarely also found on V. uliginosum.

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A species of heathland and moorland.

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