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Clepsis consimilana (Hübner, 1817) Species

Last modified: Nov. 7, 2023, 12:02 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Clepsis > Species: Clepsis consimilana
Vernacular names
Tuinbladroller (NL), Privet Tortrix (EN), Ligusterwickler (DE)
Clepsis unifasciana (Duponchel, 1843)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 70.




Wingspan 13–19 mm. Sexually dimorphic. One of the plainer-looking of the Tortricidae, the female being even more indistinctly marked than the male. It has two small darker spots on the hind edge of the reddish-brown forewing.

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds from a dense, untidy spinning, preferring dead or withered leaves. It hibernates in the third instar. Pupation takes place in the larval feeding place.
The moths are active in afternoon and evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from the end of May till the end of August. A partial second generation occurs in September and some individuals can be seen till late October.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva feeds of mainly Ligustrum, but also on a great variety of plants like Syringa, Hedera, Lonicera, Polygonum, Malus, Carpinus, Crataegus, Cotoneaster, and probably many others.

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Widely distributed.

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