Seq # 362620010

Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847 Species

Last modified: Nov. 6, 2021, 4:05 p.m.

This cosmopolitan species is very rare and local in Belgium and not often observed.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Crocidosema > Species: Crocidosema plebejana
Vernacular names
Wereldbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1962a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 62(3–6): 39–40, 41. On page 39.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Pupation in a fragile cocoon in plant debris. Hibernates in the egg stage. The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from July till late November in one or two generations a year.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lavatera arborea
Host plant (genera):
Malva and Althaea

The larva feeds usually in seeds and shoots and sometimes in twigs of Lavatera, Althaea,Malva, Hibiscus, Crataegus and some other related plants.

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