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Acleris hastiana (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: July 15, 2020, 6:35 p.m.

This highly polymorphic species is rather common throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris hastiana
Vernacular names
Kameleonbladroller (NL)
Acleris byringerana (Hübner, 1793)
First mention in Belgium
Donckier de Donceel Ch. 1882. Catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 26: 5–161. On page 97. view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults of the first generation have been observed in June and July; the second generation starts to fly in August and occurs after hibernation till early April. A very variable species, almost a hundred different forms are described.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Salix repens and Salix aurita
Host plant (genera):

The larva spins several leaves together from which it feeds on the surrounding leaves. It lives on Salix, mainly on Salix repens and Salix aurita.

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