Seq # 362510040

Ancylis comptana (Frölich, 1828) Species

Last modified: Nov. 24, 2023, 12:32 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, not often recorded.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis comptana
Vernacular names
Kleine haakbladroller (NL), Little Roller (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Dufrane A. 1960. Microlépidoptères de la faune belge, (neuvième note). — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 36(29): 1–16. On page 7.




Wingspan 10–14 mm. One of the smallest of the Ancylis species.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The eggs are oval and attached to the leaf surface. The eggs change from pale green to yellow as they develop.

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The larvae progress through five instars, increasing from 1.5 to 12 mm in length.
Early instars have a bromn head and pale green body, later instars have a yellowish brown head and a grey-brown body with a grey underside.

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The pupae are c. 8.5 mm in length and change from yellowish to dark brown over time.

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The larva lives between spun leaves and hibernates. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year, from late March till early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sanguisorba minor, Helianthemum nummularium and Potentilla tabernaemontani
Host plant (genera):
Potentilla, Fragaria, Rosa, Rubus and Helianthemum
Herbaceous plants

The larva feeds on herbaceous plants like: Fragaria, Rosa, Rubus, Potentilla, Sanguisorba, Helianthemum nummularium etc...

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It preferes chalky or limestone habitats.

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