Seq # 362120020

Celypha cespitana (Hübner, 1817) Species

Last modified: April 12, 2021, 3:19 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Celypha > Species: Celypha cespitana
Vernacular names
Oranjegele lijnbladroller (NL)
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.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The polyphagous larva feeds in shoots near roots, and spun or rolled leaves.
Hibernate as a young larva, pupates in the feeding place.

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Flight periods

The adults fly normally in one generation a year onwards from May till early August. Rarely a second generation appears during mid August till mid September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Armeria maritima
Host plant (genera):
Thymus, Trifolium and Limonium

The larva is feeding on: Calluna, Thymus, Rosa, Limonium, Armeria, Fragaria, etc...

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