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Celypha rufana (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Nov. 19, 2023, 2:09 p.m.

A fairly common species in Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Celypha > Species: Celypha rufana
Vernacular names
Smallijnbladroller (NL), Lakes Marble (EN), Rotgewürfelter Wickler (DE)
Celypha rosetana (Hübner, 1799)
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 71.




Wingspan 16–19 mm. The general coloration is olive-brown or ferruginous-brown, otherwise unmarked, but sometimes C. rufana markings show some coalescence resulting in short fasciae particularly from the dorsum. C. rufana does not change colour towards the head.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


For the time being there is no clarity about the biology, but probably the young larvae feed at the roots and later they feed on fresh, withered and decaying leaves of a variety of plants.
the moths are flying during the afternoon and evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually from mid-May towards late September, with a peak during June and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia vulgaris and Tanacetum vulgare
Host plant (genera):

The following plants are mentioned in literature: Tanacetum vulgare and Artemisia vulgaris, but this is uncertain as there is confusion with the food plants of Celypha rosaceana.
For the time being there is no clarity about the food plants of this species, but​ in captivity it has been successfully reared on Taraxacum officinale.

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It occurs in all kinds of habitats.

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