Seq # 361410070

Acleris ferrugana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 12, 2023, 12:11 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium. Easily confused with Acleris notana and therefore it is best to check the genitalia.
It is the most common of both species.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris ferrugana
Vernacular names
Lichte boogbladroller (NL), Rusty Oak Button (EN), Rostgelber Eichenwickler (DE)
Acleris brachiana (Freyer, 1833) and Acleris lithargyrana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 94.




Wingspan 14–18 mm. This species is very similar to Acleris notana and both are equally variable.
They can only be reliably separated by genitalia dissection.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives between two leaves spun together and pupates there. The adults hibernate.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in June/July and again from August/September till November, the second generation overwintering to reappear in spring till May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix caprea
Host plant (genera):
Quercus and Salix

The larva feeds mainly on Quercus.

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It inhabits woodland, parks and gardens.

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