Seq # 362510090

Ancylis myrtillana (Treitschke, 1830) Species

Last modified: Nov. 25, 2023, 11:40 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, mainly observed in the southeastern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis myrtillana
Vernacular names
Bosbeshaakbladroller (NL), Bilberry Roller (EN), Heidelbeer-Spitzflügelwickler (DE)
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 91.




Wingspan 12–16 mm. The whitish grey ground colour of the forewing and the almost triangular basal patch, which is constricted or interrupted below its apex, are characteristic.

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Specimens in nature


The larva spins the leaves longitudinally and feeds in parenchyma. It hibernate as a final instar larve forming a cocoon in the litter.
The adults rest during the day on the food plants and fly in afternoon sunshine and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year from early May till late June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus and Vaccinium uliginosum

The larva lives on Vaccinium myrtillus and V. uliginosum.

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It inhabits damp heathland and moorland habitats.

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