Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris lipsiana

Acleris lipsiana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

northern button

polyphagous on woody plants


Larvae in spinning om the leaves.

host plants

Andromeda polifolia; Betula pendula; Malus sylvestris; Myrica gale; Salix caprea, repens; Spiraea; Vaccinium myrtillus,vitis-idaea.

The English literature only mentions Myrica, Vaccinium, bur pictures on Lepiforum demonstrate a much wider spectrum.


Univotine, hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body slender, whitish; head chestnut brown; prothoracic plate black, anteriorly white-margined; pinacula inconspicuous.


Acalla lipsiana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Diakonoff & Dorst (1982a, Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Lepiforum (2019), Pröse (1993a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 1.xi.2019