Syricoris lacunana

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Syricoris lacunana
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S. lacunana
Binomial name
Syricoris lacunana
Synonyms

Numerous, see text

Syricoris lacunana, the dark strawberry tortrix, is a small moth species of the family Tortricidae. It is found in the Palearctic realm.

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Like its congeners, it is sometimes still placed in the genus Celypha . [1]

Synonyms

Junior synonyms of this species are: [2]

Description

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Dorsal view

Syricoris lacunana has a wingspan of 16–18 millimetres (0.63–0.71 in). The forewings show various shades of gray brown crossed by a few thin irregular silvery lines. The caterpillars can reach a length of about 15 millimetres (0.59 in) and are coloured brown to dark brown.These moths are quite variable and can be confused with some other species ( Olethreutes obsoletana , Celypha doubledayana , Orthotaenia undulana ).Julius von Kennel provides a full description. [3]

Caterpillar Tortricidae - Celypha (Syricoris) lacunana - Caterpillar.JPG
Caterpillar

Biology

The adult moths are active at dusk and fly from late April to September in the temperate part of their range (e.g. Belgium and the Netherlands). The caterpillars can be encountered from April to September.

It is a univoltine species. The larvae are polyphagous, feeding on various herbaceous plants ( Daucus spec., Succisa spec., Ononis sp., Mentha sp., Caltha sp., Ranunculus sp., Inula sp., Cirsium sp., Chrysanthemum sp., Lysimachia sp., Chenopodium sp.. Urtica sp., Artemisia sp., Filipendula spec., Fragaria sp., Sanguisorba sp., Epilobium sp., Rubus sp., Salix sp., Betula sp., Ligustrum sp.. Larix spec., Picea sp.).

Distribution

It is present all over Europe, in most northern countries in the east Palearctic realm, and in the Near East.

Habitat

This very common species can be found in hedgerows, fields and woodland edges.

Footnotes

  1. See references in Savela (2005)
  2. Baixeras et al. (2009)
  3. Julius von Kennel, 1921, The Palaearktischen Tortriciden, eine monographische Darstellung. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 742 pp. - Palaearctic Tortricidae, a monograph.pdf at Zobodat 411

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