Seq # 362510020

Ancylis apicella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: June 24, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

A fairly common species in the Kempen area in Belgium, elsewhere a rather rare species, though widespread.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis apicella
Vernacular names
Fijngestreepte haakbladroller (NL)
Ancylis siculana (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 22.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from late April till June and again from late July till August. They are active from dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):
Frangula, Rhamnus, Ligustrum, Cornus and Prunus

The larva feeds mainly on Frangula alnus and Rhamnus catharticus, but also on Ligustrum, Cornus and Prunus spinosa. First living in a folded leaf and later spinning two leaves together. Infrequently, the larva may be found in spun terminal shoots.Pupation in a whitish cocoon between spun leaves or in leaf litter on the ground.

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