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Cydia cosmophorana (Treitschke, 1835) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2022, 7:15 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, with most observations in the northeast part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Cydia > Species: Cydia cosmophorana
Vernacular names
Bandspiegelmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 89 (as Ephippiphora cosmophorana). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: during May and June and a small second generation in August. They are active during hot weather around midday and afternoon. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra var. maritima

The larva feeds in the young stems of Pinus sylvestris and Picea excelsa. They also have been found in old galls of tortrix Retinia resinella and of pyralid Dioryctria abietella.

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