Syricoris lacunana

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Syricoris lacunana
Tortricidae - Celypha (Syricoris) lacunana-002.JPG
Adult of Syricoris lacunana. Lateral view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Tortricidae
Tribe: Olethreutini
Genus: Syricoris
Species: S. lacunana
Binomial name
Syricoris lacunana
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Numerous, see text

Syricoris lacunana, the Dark Strawberry Tortrix, is a small moth species of the family Tortricidae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone.

Dorsal view

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


Syricoris lacunana has a wingspan of 16–18 millimetres (0.63–0.71 in). The forewings show various shades of brown crossed by a few thin silvery lines.

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).

It is an univoltine species. The larvae are polyphagous, feeding on various herbaceous plants, including nettles (Urtica).


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


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


Junior synonyms of this species are:[2]

  • Argyroploce lacunana var. lucivaganoides Strand, 1920
  • Argyroploce symmathetes Caradja, 1916
  • Celypha lacunana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Loxoterma lacunana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Olethreutes pallidana Hauder, 1918
  • Orthotaenia alternana Curtis, 1831
  • Pyralis decussana Fabricius, 1775
  • Penthina lacunana var. hoffmanniana Teich, 1890
  • Sericoris herbana Guenée, 1845
  • Sericoris lacunana f. fuscoapicalis Strand, 1901
  • Sericoris rooana Degraff, 1861
  • Syricoris alticola Gibeaux, 1990
  • Syricoris hoffmanniana (Teich, 1890)
  • Syricoris lacunana alticola Gibeaux, 1990
  • Syricoris lucivaganoides (Strand, 1920)
  • Tortrix lacunana Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775


  1. ^ See references in Savela (2005)
  2. ^ Baixeras et al. (2009)


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