Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris rhombana

Acleris rhombana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

rhomboid tortrix, fruit tree tortrix

on woody Rosaceae


The larvae initially bore in the buds; soon after they live in spun young leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Crataegus; Cydonia oblonga; Malus; Prunus avium, laurocerasus, maahaleb, spinosa; Pyrus communis; Rosa; Sorbus.

Perhaps rarely also Corylus; Quercus.


Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body dirty green; head brown, posterolaterally darkly marked; prothoracic plate brown; pinacula inconspicuous. See also Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Acalla, Acleris, contaminana (Hübner, 1799).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2011a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2018a), Diakonoff & Dorst (1982a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1993q), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020