Choreutis nemorana, Crete- photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Choreutis nemorana, Crete- photo © Fotis Samaritakis

Choreutis nemorana (Hübner, 1799)


Choreutis nemorana is a moth of the family Choreutidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Choreutis nemorana (Hübner, 1799)

Tortrix nemorana (Hübner, 1799)

Asopia incisalis (Treitschke, 1829)

Common name
Fig Leaf Roller

Superfamily: Choreutoidea > Family: Choreutidae > Subfamily: Choreutinae > Genus: Choreutis


16-20 mm


The basic color of the forewings varies from reddish brown to ocher brown, with whitish markings. The hindwings are brownish, each with a pair of pale brown dots on the edge.


A population of adults can be observed, late in the afternoon in shady parts of fig trees.

Food plant

Ficus carica. The species is considered a minor pest, causing distortion of the leaves and discoloration.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e.V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe