Cochylimorpha alternana

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Cochylimorpha alternana
Cochylimorpha alternana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Cochylimorpha
Species: C. alternana
Binomial name
Cochylimorpha alternana
(Stephens, 1834)[1][2]
  • Orthotaenia alternana Curtis, 1831
  • Euxanthis cinnamomella Turati & Krger, 1936
  • Cochylis gigantana Doubleday, 1850
  • Euxanthis moscovana Kennel, 1913

Cochylimorpha alternana is a moth from the family Tortricidae. It is found from France and Great Britain east to the Ural Mountains and Asia Minor. It is also present in North Africa (Libya) and Iran.[3]

The wingspan is 20–24 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing in May and June and again in August.[4]

The larvae feed on the flower buds and developing florets of Centaurea scabiosa.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Alipanah, Helen, 2009: Synopsis of the Cochylini (Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Cochylini) of Iran, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2245: 1-31.
  4. ^
  • Aarvik, L., Berggren, K. og Hansen, L.O. (2000) Catalogus Lepidopterorum Norvegiae. Lepidopterologisk Arbeidsgruppe/Norsk Institutt for Skogforskning. ISBN 82-995095-1-3
  • Website Svenska Fjärilar, with image gallery: [1]
  • Cochylimorpha alternana on UK moths: [2]