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Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: Nov. 7, 2023, 10:55 a.m.

A common species in the northern part of Belgium and rather rare in the southern part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Cacoecimorpha > Species: Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Vernacular names
Anjerbladroller, Anjermot (NL), Carnation Tortrix (EN), Mittelmeer-Nelkenwickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1974. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 74: 16. On page 16.




Wingspan 14–24 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



It spins the leaves or seeds of the host plant together.
Pupation takes place between spun or folded leaves. The pupa protrudes the web before emerging.
The adults are active during the day in sunshine and later come to light.

Flight periods

The species is seen practically all year round, even indoors. Most observations between May and October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Acer, Chrysanthemum, Coronilla, Euphorbia, Ilex, Jasminum, Populus, Rhododendron, Rosa, Syringa, Citrus, Malus, Olea, Prunus, Rubus, Brassica, Trifolium and Vicia

It is a highly polyphagous moth, as its larvae feed on plants representing 160 genera including a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. It can occur as a pest of garden or greenhouse plants. When searching for larvae of other species, one should always take into account that a found caterpillar might be a larva of Cacoecimorpha pronubana.

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The species can be found practically anywhere.