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Rhopobota ustomaculana (Curtis, 1831) Species

Last modified: April 12, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

A local and very rare species in Belgium, only known from the southern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Rhopobota > Species: Rhopobota ustomaculana
Vernacular names
Prachtbosbesbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1913a. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères de la faune belge non mentionnés dans le catalogue raisonné De Crombrugghe. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 101–107. On page 103.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year and have been observed during June and July. They are active during sunny afternoons towards dusk and later come sparsely to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The larva lives between spun leaves of Vaccinium vitis-idaea and V. myrtillus. Hibernates in the larval stage and pupates in a cocoon in the larval habitation.

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