Seq # 361170040

Clepsis rurinana (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Nov. 7, 2023, 1:23 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium, mainly in the centre part of the country.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Archipini > Genus: Clepsis > Species: Clepsis rurinana
Vernacular names
Cirkelbladroller (NL), Pale Tortrix (EN), Zirkel-Blattwickler (DE)
Clepsis semialbana (Guenée, 1845)
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 69.




Wingspan 16–20 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives in rolled leaves and hibernates in the larval stage.
The moths are active in afternoon and evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults usually fly in two generations a year from May towards September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fagus sylvatica
Host plant (genera):
Rosa, Lonicera, Acer and Quercus

The polyphagous larva lives in spun leaves of Urtica, Chelidonium, Convolvulvus, Euphorbia, Rumex, Aconitum, Lilium, Anthriscus, Aster, Rosa, Lonicera xylosteum, Acer, Quercus and many more...

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