Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris umbrana

Acleris umbrana (Hübner, 1799)

dark-streaked button

polyphagous on woody plants


Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Alnus glutinosa; Carpinus betulus; Cornus sanguinea; Crataegus; Prunus avium, padus, spinosa; Salix caprea; Sorbus aucuparia.

Only the relation with sloe has been recently affirmed by breeding; all other relations should be considered dubious.


One or two generations; the imago hibernates.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body pale green; head and prothoracic plate black, latter with median sulcus; mesonotum with two black suboval sclerites.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Lepiforum (2019), Prick & Schreurs (2018a), Pröse (1993a), Ylla, Macià & Requena (2009a).

Last modified 28.ii.2023