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Ancylis mitterbacheriana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 25, 2023, 11:29 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis mitterbacheriana
Vernacular names
Oranje haakbladroller (NL), Amber Hook-wing, Red Roller (EN), Eichen-Spitzflügelwickler (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 21.




Wingspan 12-16 mm. An attractive bright orange brown species. It has a darker dorsal patch from the base to one half where it is edged white. It is darker along the costal second half with white strigulae and the ocellar area is paler.

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a leaf of the food plant, spun into a pod. It hibernates full-fed in the larval feeding place.
Pupation in the pod where the larva overwintered or in leaf-litter.
The adults are active in early evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid-April till the end of July, occasionally later. Most observations during May.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fagus sylvatica and Castanea sativa
Host plant (genera):

The larva lives in a leaf of Quercus, Fagus and Castanea sativa. Also found on Rubus and Corylus.

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it inhabits deciduous woodland and scrub.

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