Seq # 361715010

Neocochylis dubitana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: March 14, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

A fairly common species, well distributed throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Neocochylis > Species: Neocochylis dubitana
Vernacular names
Blauwe distelbladroller (NL)
Cochylis ambiguana (Frölich, 1828)
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 22.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations; in June and again in August. The moths are active in the evening. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Senecio jacobaea and Solidago virgaurea
Host plant (genera):
Crepis and Hieracium

The larva lives on the flowers and seedheads of various Compositae like Crepis, Carduus, Hieracium, Senecio and Solidago. It hibernates spun up amongst debris.

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