Seq # 361160020

Choristoneura hebenstreitella (Müller, 1764) Species

Last modified: Jan. 30, 2020, 12:44 p.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)
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.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from late May till the end of July. The moths are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

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

The larva feeds in spun or rolled leafs of Quercus, Betula, Corylus, Salix caprea, Vaccinium, Hedera, Myrica and many more as Sorbus, Sambucus etc... The first instar larva overwinters in a silken hibernaculum, spun at the base of a twig or in crevices.

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