Phtheochroa rugosana (Hübner, 1799)

rough-winged conch

on white bryony


The larvae feed on the spun berries and flowers, also in male plants.

host plants

Cucurbitaceae, monophagous

Bryonia dioica.


Univoltine; the larva hibernates in a tough white cocoon in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huemer (1990a), Kasy (1987a).

mod 12.ix.2019