Seq # 361130020

Archips crataegana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: May 15, 2021, 9:41 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), Brown Oak Tortrix (EN)
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.




Wingspan: 18–26 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds during April-May in a roll, made at the leaf-edge of the food plant.
Pupation takes place in the larval habitation. The species hibernates in the egg stage.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late May till the end of August, especially in June.

Observed on

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

The larvae feed on Quercus, Ulmus, Fraxinus, Tilia, Salix or other trees and shrubs.

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