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Heliozela resplendella (Stainton, 1851) Species

Last modified: Feb. 25, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

A rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Heliozelidae > Genus: Heliozela > Species: Heliozela resplendella
Vernacular names
Elzenzilvervlekmot (NL), Alder Lift (EN), Schwarzerlen-Erzglanzfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1863. Addenda au catalogue des Lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 7: 87–93. On page 92. view page




When fully fed, the larva cuts out an oval case, when excised is portable and descends in it to the ground where it is attached to a stick. Pupation in the case.
The adults can be seen flying in sunshine around alder branches. They come occasionally to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late May till June and again from July till August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Alnus glutinosa

The larva lives on Alnus glutinosa.

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