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Acleris variegana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 19, 2022, 4:46 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris variegana
Vernacular names
Witschouderbladroller (NL), Garden Rose Tortrix (EN), Heidelbeer Wickler (DE)
Acleris asperana (Fabricius, 1777) , Acleris nyctemerana (Hübner, 1817) and Acleris abildgaardana (Frölich, 1828)
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: 14-18 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives under a folded leaf-edge or between spun leaves of the food plant.
Pupation in the larval feeding place, or amongst dead leaves on the ground.
The moths are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid July till well in November.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Poterium sanguisorba
Host plant (genera):
Rosa, Rubus, Crataegus, Prunus, Malus and Pyrus

The larva lives under a folded leaf-edge, or between spun leaves of: Rosa, Rubus, Crataegus, Prunus, Malus, Pyrus, Sanguisorba minor or various other plants.

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