Acleris schalleriana (Linnaeus, 1761)

viburnum button

on Viburnum

Acleris schalleriana pseudo-mine

Viburnum lantana, GD Luxemburg, Ahn, Palmberg


underside; the contracted leaf forms a cavity that is covered by such a dense spinning that it gives the impression of a tentiform mine.


Very short, full-depth corridor, without frass, along the midrib. The corridor continues in a tube of silk, covered with frass; the larva then causes window feeding. Eventually the larve cuts a thick vein, wich causes the leaf to form a funnel, in which the larva lives.


Adoxaceae, monophagous

Viburnum lantana, opulus.


Larvae in June – August (Bradley ao, 1973a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Head brownish yellow; prothoracic plate similar or shining green, marked with blackish brown postero-laterally; abdomen pale green; pinacula concolorous with integument; anal plate green, marked with brown; anal comb yellowish; thoracic legs light greenish brown (Bradley ao, 1973a).


Acalla, Acleris logiana auct.


According to Hancock & Bland there is no question of mining.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hering (1957a, 1961a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 8.ii.2018