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Cnephasia longana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: July 8, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

The only Belgian Cnephasia that can be recognized by external characters. Hitherto a very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cnephasiini > Genus: Cnephasia > Subgenus: Cnephasia > Species: Cnephasia longana
Vernacular names
Topbladroller (NL)
Cnephasia stratana (Zeller, 1847) and Cnephasia loewiana (Zeller, 1849)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 134.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from June till the end of July. The moths are active in the evening and later come to light.

Observed on

Herbaceous plants

The polyphagous larva feeds on a wide range of plants like Chrysanthemum, Ranunculus, Iris, Lilium, Lychnis, Humulus etc... After hibernation as a first instar larva in a silken hibernacula, it first mines a leaf, then lives between leaves spun together.

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