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Acleris lipsiana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 31, 2020, 12:39 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium with an eastern distribution, mainly known from the Kempen region.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris lipsiana
Vernacular names
Grijze boogbladroller (NL)
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

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from late August till May. The moths occasionally come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Myrica gale, Vaccinium myrtillus and Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The larva lives in a large tube formed of spun leaves of Myrica, Vaccinium myrtillus or V. vitis-idaea. It has also been recorded on Betula and Malus. Pupation takes places in the feeding place or on the ground. The adult hibernates.

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