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Celypha rivulana (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2023, 12:50 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, hitherto mainly recorded from the southern part. Perhaps overlooked due to its resemblance to Celypha cespitana and Orthotaenia undulana.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Celypha > Species: Celypha rivulana
Vernacular names
Roodbruine lijnbladroller (NL), Silver-striped Marble (EN), Magerwiesenwickler (DE)
Celypha conchana (Hübner, 1799)
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 15–19 mm. A distinctive, strongly-marked species, usually quite ferruginous in appearance.
This species is similar to Celypha cespitana. Both are characterised by the distal edge of the central band, which from the costa is curved to the rear then incised, the second projection is narrow and long and the band then narrows towards the dorsum.

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Specimens in nature


The larvae feed in the flowers and terminal shoots. Pupation in a flimsy cocoon in the larval habitation or amongst leaves of the foodplant.
The adults are active at dusk and come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually early June till August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Plantago lanceolata and Genista tinctoria
Host plant (genera):
Hieracium, Lotus, Medicago, Galium and Scabiosa
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Lotus, Medicago, Genista tinctoria, Galium, Plantago lanceolata, Hieracium, Scabiosa etc...

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Inhabiting damp habitats like meadows, fens and marshes.

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