Seq # 361160020

Choristoneura hebenstreitella (Müller, 1764) Species

Last modified: Nov. 7, 2023, 11:37 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, especially in the Kempen area.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Choristoneura > Species: Choristoneura hebenstreitella
Vernacular names
Reuzenbladroller (NL), Great Tortrix (EN), Ebereschen-Blattwickler (DE)
Choristoneura sorbiana (Hübner, 1799)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1906a. Catalogue raisonné des Microlépidoptères de Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société entomologique de Belgique XIII: 1–172; XIV: 1–155. On page 74.




Wingspan 20–30 mm. There is slight sexual dimorphism, females being generally larger than males.

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds in spun or rolled leafs of the food plant.
The first instar larva overwinters in a silken hibernaculum, spun at the base of a twig or in crevices.
The moths are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late May till the end of July, occasionally later.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana and Myrica gale
Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Betula, Salix, Vaccinium and Hedera

The larva lives on Quercus, Betula, Corylus, Salix caprea, Vaccinium, Hedera, Myrica and many more as Sorbus, Sambucus etc...

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Widely distributed.

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