Falseuncaria degreyana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Breckland conch
Falseuncaria degreyana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Falseuncaria
Species: F. degreyana
Binomial name
Falseuncaria degreyana
(McLachlan, 1869)[1]
  • Eupoecilia degreyana McLachlan, 1869
  • Conchylis amoenana var. alaiana Caradja, 1916
  • Phalonia roseotincta Filipjev, 1924

Falseuncaria degreyana, the Breckland conch, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in China (Xinjiang), Mongolia, Russia and most of Europe.[2] The habitat consists of meadows, rural areas, waysides, heathlands, moorlands and farmland.[3]

The wingspan is 13–15 mm. There are two generations per year, with adults on wing in May and again from mid-June to September.[4]

The larvae feed on the flowers of Plantago, Linaria and Antirrhinum species.[5] The species overwinters as a cocoon.[6]