Seq # 362950160

Pammene rhediella (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: March 9, 2023, 3:22 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Pammene > Species: Pammene rhediella
Vernacular names
Luciferbladroller (NL), Fruitlet-mining Tortrix (EN)
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.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The full-grown larva spins a cocoon under loose bark on tree trunks or larger branches. Here, it overwinters, pupating in the spring. The adults are mainly active during daytime and later occasionally come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid-April till June.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Crataegus and Malus

The larva lives on Crataegus, but it is known also as a serious pest of several fruit trees, especially Malus, less frequently Prunus domestica, Pyrus and Prunus cerasus. Also known from Swida sanguinea and Sorbus torminalis.

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