Seq # 362510160

Ancylis unguicella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 9, 2021, 8:52 a.m.

A rare species in Belgium, with most observations in the northeastern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Enarmoniini > Genus: Ancylis > Species: Ancylis unguicella
Vernacular names
Slanke haakbladroller (NL)
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 one generation a year; during May and June. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Erica cinerea, Erica tetralix and Calluna vulgaris

The larva feeds on Calluna and Erica. Hibernation in the larval stage.

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