Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris schalleriana

Acleris schalleriana (Linnaeus, 1761)

viburnum button

on Viburnum

Acleris schalleriana mines on Viburnum opulus

Viburnum opulus, Kunderberg, 8.viii.2021 © Ben van As

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 10.viii.2021