Seq # 362120050

Celypha rosaceana Schläger, 1847 Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2023, 1:09 p.m.

A very rare species but well distributed in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Celypha > Species: Celypha rosaceana
Vernacular names
Roze lijnbladroller (NL), Roseate Marble (EN)
Celypha purpurana (Haworth, 1811), nec (Thunberg, 1784)
First mention in Belgium
Lhomme L. 1935–1946. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de France et de Belgique. Volume II Microlépidoptères. (première partie). — — : 1–487. On page 405.




Wingspan 15–19 mm. Unmistakably when freshly emerged, with a distinctly rosy or purplish tinge, but this can fade quite quickly to a dull buff colour.
C. rosaceana has an overall pink colour including the cilia. The colouring is generally darker towards the head with a brown or grey colour. The wing markings are even across the wing.
Used specimens can resemble Celypha rufana, but markings show some coalescence resulting in short fasciae particularly from the dorsum.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva bores in the roots and pupates in a white cocoon just beneath surface of the ground. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late May till mid-September with a peak during July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sonchus arvensis, Sonchus asper and Taraxacum officinale

The larva lives on Sonchus arvensis, Sonchus asper and Taraxacum officinale.

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It inhabits coastal areas, rough pastures

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