Seq # 361130020

Archips crataegana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: March 7, 2021, 11:47 a.m.

A rather common species in most areas of Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Archips > Species: Archips crataegana
Vernacular names
Meidoornbladroller (NL)
Archips roborana (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 20.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late May till the end of August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Ulmus, Fraxinus, Tilia and Salix

The larva feeds during April-May in a roll, made at the leaf-edge on Quercus, Ulmus, Fraxinus, Tilia, Salix or other trees and shrubs. Pupation takes place in the larval habitation. The species hibernates in the egg stage.

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