Seq # 362690030

Gypsonoma minutana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: Dec. 7, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

An uncommon species in Belgium, mainly known from the northern areas of our country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Gypsonoma > Species: Gypsonoma minutana
Vernacular names
Rode populierenbladroller (NL), Brindled Shoot, Small Brindled Tortrix (EN), Rotgewellter Pappelwickler (DE)
Gypsonoma vermiculana (Duponchel, 1836)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 21.




Wingspan 12–15 mm. A very attractively marked species with reddish-brown forewings with diffuse brown-black transverse bands. Basal and subbasal fasciae strigulate, distal margin fairly well-defined and angulate, median fascia moderately defined. The ocellus has long black dashes.

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Specimens in nature

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The larva feeds between two spun leaves, causing large patches of brown discoloration. Pupation in the larval feeding place.
They are active in the afternoon during sunny days and later occasionally come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from mid-May towards late September.

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The larva feeds mainly on Populus tremula and on Populus alba. Probably also on other species of Populus.

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It inhabits forests, parks and gardens, in the vicinity of old large poplars.

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