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Celypha lacunana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 17, 2024, 3:23 p.m.

A very common species throughout Belgium, sometimes abundant. One of the most common species of Tortricidae in our country that occurs in very diverse biotopes.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Celypha > Species: Celypha lacunana
Vernacular names
Brandnetelbladroller (NL), Common Marble (EN), Tordeuse du fraisier (FR), Dunkler Brennnessel-Wickler (DE)
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 76.




Wingspan 14–18 mm. A very variable species with some dark forms, but usually recognisable by a longitudinal streak of ground colour just costal to the middle of the median fascia.

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Specimens in nature



A species with many arval varieties.


The young larva hibernates. It feeds in spun leaves, shoots or flowers and pupates in a cocoon amongst leaf-litter.
it can often be disturbed during the day from vegetation. The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a year and have been observed from mid-April till the end of October, occasionally later. Most observations during June and August.

Observed on

Herbaceous plants

An extremely polyphagous species. It feeds on most species of herbaceous plants, even on trees or shrubs.

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It occurs in very divers biotopes.

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