Seq # 362605010

Acroclita subsequana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) Species

Last modified: March 6, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

A very local and dispersed species in Europe. First record in Belgium in 2016 in WV. The species seems to be confined to the Belgian coast.
Not often observed as an imago, but the caterpillars in the Belgian coastal area are sometimes very numerous on the foodplant.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Acroclita > Species: Acroclita subsequana
Vernacular names
Zeewolfsmelkbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Wullert S. & Meert R. 2019. Acroclita subsequana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), new to the Belgian fauna. — Phegea 47(4): 124–128. On page 124.




Wingspan 11–17 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Body of larva pale brownish yellow with a greenish hue, head light brown.


Feeds in spun leaves and seeds on the host plant. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from June till July and again from August till October.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Euphorbia paralias

The larva feeds on Euphorbia paralias.