Seq # 362930160

Grapholita gemmiferana Treitschke, 1835 Species

Last modified: April 6, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

A very rare but widespread species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Grapholita > Subgenus: Grapholita > Species: Grapholita gemmiferana
Vernacular names
Egaalvlakbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1948a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 48: 20–21, 33–34, 50, 82–83. On page 20.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


They are active during sunshine and come to light and are also attracted to the pheromone of Cydia fagiglandana.

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Flight periods

The adults fly onwards from late April towards June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lathyrus sylvestris

The larva lives in a spun leaf or between two leaves spun together on Lathyrus sylvestris. It overwinters in its cocoon from the end of August and pupates in a cocoon spun amongst leaf-litter in April..

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