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Apotomis lineana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Nov. 17, 2023, 2:47 p.m.

A local and rare species in Belgium, mostly observed in the north of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Apotomis > Species: Apotomis lineana
Vernacular names
Bruine marmerbladroller (NL), Willow Marble (EN), Weichholzauen-Knospenwickler (DE)
Apotomis hartmanniana (Linnaeus, 1761), nec (Clerck, 1759) and Apotomis scriptana (Hübner, 1799)
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 18–20 mm. A pale Apotomis with much reduced darker markings in comparison to other species in the genus.

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in folded leaves on the food plant. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year onwards from late May towards July and again from August till September.

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Host plant (species):
Salix alba and Salix fragilis

The larva feeds on narrow-leaved willows but mainly on Salix alba and Salix fragilis. It prefers older trees.

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Preferring damper habitats such as river banks, bogs and water meadows.

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