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Acleris permutana (Duponchel, 1836) Species

Last modified: Nov. 12, 2023, 12:20 p.m.

An extreme rare and very local species in Belgium, recently only known from a handfull of observations in NA after 2004.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris permutana
Vernacular names
Rozenboogbladroller (NL), Buff Button (EN), Dünenrosen-Spinnerwickler (DE)
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 15–20 mm. Caution must be taken because this species is similar in appearance to the form brunneana of Acleris variegana but can be distinguished by the presence of an erect scale-tuft in the submedian fold in Acleris variegana and its absence in A.permutana.

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Specimens in nature

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The caterpillars feeding in spun shoots and leaves. Hibernates as an egg. The adults are quite elusive by day, but are attracted to light after dark.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late June towards mid-October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Rosa pimpinellifolia and Prunus spinosa

Different species of Rosa, but mainly on Rosa pimpinellifolia, also known from Prunus spinosa in literature, but this is doubtfull.

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Preferring coastal sanddunes and limestone habitats.

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