Seq # 360010010

Isotrias rectifasciana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: Nov. 5, 2023, 2:18 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, observed mostly in the southern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Chlidanotinae > Genus: Isotrias > Species: Isotrias rectifasciana
Vernacular names
V-bandbladroller (NL), Hedge Tortrix (EN), La Sciaphile albuline (FR), Südlicher Weißdornwickler (DE)
Isotrias albulana (Treitschke, 1835)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E., Sauveur J., Colbeau J. & Peteau A. 1861. Compte rendu d'une excursion entomologique faite aux environs de Dinant et de Rochefort au mois de juillet 1860. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 5: 12–32. On page 13 (as albulana). view page




Species with pronounced sexual dimorphism: male usually larger (wingspan 14–16 mm) than female (wingspan 11–14 mm). Antenna of the male rough-scaled, minutely ciliate; female with antenna simple.
Forewing ground colour cream-white, markings ochrous-brown sprinkled with black. Hindwing pale brownish grey. Variation limited.
Resembles a Cnephasia species but has a dark fascia at the base of the forewing.

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Specimens in nature



The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation from late April untill the end of July.

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The larval food plant is little known. In captivity, larvae fed on Crataegus and Ulmus from a silk tube on the underside of a leaf. The pupa has been beaten from Crataegus, potentially a larval food plant. Also Quercus and Acer are mentioned.

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It inhabits xerothermic habitats.

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