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Ancylis laetana (Fabricius, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 20, 2022, 12:31 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis laetana
Vernacular names
Witte haakbladroller (NL), Espen-Spitzflügelwickler (DE)
Ancylis ramana sensu auct., nec (Frölich, 1828)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 90.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The larva lives in a pocket in a folded leaf or between two leaves neatly spun together on the food plant.
It overwinters full-fed in the last spinning, which falls to the ground. Pupation in the larval habitation.
The moths are active at sunset and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from the end of April till the end of August. It is not clear whether these late specimens are representing a partial second generation.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Populus tremula

The larva lives mostly on Populus tremula, occasionally on P. nigra.

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