Seq # 361240010

Syndemis musculana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: Nov. 8, 2023, 2:14 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Syndemis > Species: Syndemis musculana
Vernacular names
Struikbladroller (NL), Grauer Laubbaum-Blattwickler (DE)
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 22.




Wingspan 15–22 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature




The larva lives in a compact tube of spun leaves on the host plants and it hibernates in that tube and pupates in the larval habitation or amongst ground litter.
The adults fly in late afternoon till dark and later occasionally come to light and sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults have been mainly observed from late April till the end of July. Most specimens have been seen in May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Larix kaempferi and Pinus contorta
Host plant (genera):
Betula, Rubus, Quercus and Picea

The larva lives on Betula, Rubus, Quercus, Larix kaempferi, Pinus contorta and less often on grasses or herbaceous plants like Cytisus, Solidago, ...

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It lives in a variety of habitats, gardens, moorlands, woodlands...

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