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Acleris sparsana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2022, 11:09 a.m.

A fairly common species present in most areas of Belgium, more observations in the north.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris sparsana
Vernacular names
Esdoornboogbladroller (NL), Lichtholz-Spinnerwickler (DE)
Acleris sponsana (Fabricius, 1787) and Acleris favillaceana (Hübner, 1799)
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.




Wingspan: 18–22 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva at first lives in a slight web on the underside of a leaf of the food plats. Later on, it constructs a chamber between spun leaves as a base from which to feed on the surrounding foliage.
Pupation in the leaves, or in a slight cocoon on the ground.
The adults hibernate. They are active from dusk onwards and later frequently come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early August till May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fagus sylvatica, Carpinus betulus, Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer campestre

The larva at first lives on: Fagus, Carpinus, Acer pseudoplatanus or A. campestre.

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