Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

04806 Lobesia littoralis, (Westwood & Humphreys, 1845)

BF1109 (ABH49.185)


General Information

This is an extremely variable species. It is the largest of the UK Lobesia species and can be distinguished by its comparatively narrow forewing with a normally well-defined median fascia.

Wingspan: 11-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): Thrift (Armeria maritima), Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and September
National status:


Coastal cliffs, along estuaries and saltings.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.