Cnephasia longana, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Cnephasia longana, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Cnephasia longana (Haworth, 1811)


Cnephasia longana is a moth of the family Tortricidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Cnephasia longana (Haworth, 1811)

Tortrix longana (Haworth, 1811)

Cnephasia ictericana (Haworth, 1811)

Cnephasia eganana (Haworth, 1811)

Cnephasia expallidana (Haworth, 1811)

Cnephasia lutosana (Hübner, 1822)

Cnephasia capillana (Guenée, 1845)

Cnephasia loewiana (Zeller, 1847)

Cnephasia stratana (Zeller, 1847)

Cnephasia insolitana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

Cnephasia luridalbana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

Cnephasia gratana (La Harpe, 1860)

Cnephasia minor (Réal, 1953)

Common name

Strawberry Fruitworm, Omnivorous Leaftier, Long-winged Shade


Superfamily: Tortricoidea > Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cnephasiini > Genus: Cnephasia


15-22 mm


Dry rocky areas, coastal areas, heathlands, meadows, and orchards.

Food plant

The larva is broadly polyphagous and feeds on the leaves, flowers, and seeds of a variety of plants, i.e. Compositae (Anthemis, Bellis, Centaurea, Chrysanthemum), Caryophyllaceae (Dianthus, Silene), Convolvulaceae (Convolvulus arvensis), Iridaceae (Iris), Ranunculaceae (Ranunculus), Zygophyllaceae (Fagonia cretica), Leguminosae (Bitumniaria bituminosa), etc. Although it is not an important fruit pest, it has also been reported on apple (Malus), pear (Pyrus), raspberry (Rubus) and strawberry (Fragaria).

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Plant Parasites of Europe

Eurasian Tortricidae 2.0