Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris cristana

Acleris cristana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

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on Rosaceae


Larvae in folded or spun leaves

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Crataegus; Malus sylvestris; Prunus domestica, spinosa; Pyrus communis; Rosa; Sorbus aria, sambucifolia.

References to Carpinus betulus; Salix caprea; Ulmus are unlikely.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body pale green; heaf brown; prothoracic plate brown to black, hind margin darker; pinacula inconspicuous.


See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2018a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hellers (2002a), Huisman & Koster (1995a, 2000a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1993a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 10.iv.2023