Seq # 361420010

Aleimma loeflingiana (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Nov. 12, 2023, 12:34 p.m.

A common, and variable species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Tortricini > Genus: Aleimma > Species: Aleimma loeflingiana
Vernacular names
Zonnesproetbladroller (NL), Yellow Oak Button (EN), Brauner Eichenwickler (DE)
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 20.




Wingspan 14–19 mm. The extent and intensity of dark markings on the yellow upper wings is very variable but their reticulate pattern is characteristic.

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Specimens in nature

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The larva feeds during May in a rolled or folded leaf on the food plant. It pupates in a dull white cocoon in the leaf, or on the ground.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have usually been observed from May till late August, occasionally later; Most observations during June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carpinus betulus
Host plant (genera):
Quercus and Acer

The larva feeds on Quercus, Carpinus or Acer.

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Primarily a woodland species, this moth can be found throughout Belgium.

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