Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris schalleriana

Acleris schalleriana (Linnaeus, 1761)

viburnum button

on Viburnum

Acleris schalleriana op Viburnum lantana

Viburnum lantana, België, prov. Namen, Namur, Le Gros Tienne, © Carina Van Steenwinkel (leg, pupa, imago

Acleris schalleriana op Viburnum lantana

pupa in cocoon

Acleris schalleriana pupa


Acleris schalleriana pseudo-mine

Viburnum lantana, GD Luxemburg, Ahn, Palmberg, 4.viii.2007


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, which causes the leaf to form a funnel, in which the larva lives.

host plants

Adoxaceae, monophagous

Viburnum lantana, opulus. tinus.

To his astonishment Klimesch bred this species from larvae that lived among spun flowers of Spartium junceum.


Bivoltine; hibernation as imago.


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, Swatschek).


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Acalla, Acleris logiana auct.; Peronea logiana germarana (Frolich, 1828)


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Corley, Nunes, Rosete & Ferreira (2019a), Deutsch (2012a), Diakonoff & Dorst (1982a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hering (1957a, 1961a), Klimesch (1942a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Pröse (1993a), Robbins (1991), Sinev & Shapoval (2015a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 25.iii.2021