Seq # 361310055

Cnephasia pumicana (Zeller, 1847) Species

Last modified: Nov. 9, 2023, 1:25 p.m.

A very rare and recent (2018) species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cnephasiini > Genus: Cnephasia > Subgenus: Cnephasia > Species: Cnephasia pumicana
Vernacular names
Ivoorspikkelbladroller (NL), Cereal Tortrix (EN), Getreidewickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Wullaert S. 2019a. Resultaten van de Werkgroep Bladmineerders uit 2018 met meldingen van minerende en andere zeldzame Lepidoptera in België en met tien nieuwe soorten voor de Belgische fauna (Blastobasidae, Gelechiidae, Gracillariidae, Nepticulidae en Tortricidae). — Phegea 47(2): 30–46. On page 42. view page




Wingspan: 16–20 mm. Indistinguishable on external features so examination of the genitals are necessary. Adults have a rather uniform pale faint ivory color with only a hint of characteristic Cnephasia pattern markings.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Male: sacculus of medium lenght, drooping strongly, aedeagus curved.
Female: sterigma bowed, sharply defined entrance of ostium and straight, narrow tapering colliculum.


The eggs are laid on nearby trees or other suitable surfaces. The larva overwinters in its first instar, then in early spring it leaves its hibernaculum and moves to a suitable food plant, sometimes assisted by the wind.
Adults come to the species-specific pheromone.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late June towards late July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Humulus lupulus
Host plant (genera):
Agropyron, Brassica, Medicago, Ranunculus and Pisum
Herbaceous plants, Cultivated crops and Grasses

The species is highly polyphagous on cereals, grasses, legumes and flax.

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