Seq # 361410290

Acleris variegana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 12, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Acleris > Species: Acleris variegana
Vernacular names
Witschouderbladroller (NL)
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.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from mid July till well in November. The moths are active at dusk and later come to light.

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. Pupation in the larval feeding place, or amongst dead leaves on the ground.

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