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Endothenia nigricostana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Nov. 23, 2023, 1:08 p.m.

A not so common species throughout Belgium. Possibly overlooked, as larvae have easily been found on many locations.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Endotheniini > Genus: Endothenia > Species: Endothenia nigricostana
Vernacular names
Donkere kuifbladroller (NL), Hedge Marble, Black-edged Marble (EN), Dunkelschopf-Blattroller (DE)
Endothenia remyana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
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 82.




Wingsapn 11–15 mm. The blue gray adults are quite distinctive with a yellow-ochreous dorsal blotch on the forewing, it can be variable and may be very pale.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature




The larva lives in the stems and roots of the hostplant. Infested stems are recognizable by the brown frass in the upper part of the stem. The larva overwinters in the rootstock. In spring it pupates in the dead stem, a little below the prepared exit hole. The pupa protrudes the exit hole before emerging.
The adults are resting amongst the food plant during the day and are active from late afternoon onwards and later come to light.

Flight periods

The adults fly from mid-May till August with a peak during May and June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Stachys sylvatica and Stachys palustris
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Stachys sylvatica, Stachys palustris and Lamium.


It occurs in woodland margins and embankments.

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