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Heliothela wulfeniana (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: June 26, 2022, 4:32 p.m.

A very rare an very local species at the coast and in the southern part. Nowadays only known from the most western part of the coast and NA.
A species that does not like to fly but rather walks around in the low vegetation, the best way to detect the species is to crawl around on your knees.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Heliothelinae > Genus: Heliothela > Species: Heliothela wulfeniana
Vernacular names
Brandplekmot (NL)
Heliothela atralis (Hübner, 1788), nec (Fabricius, 1775) and Heliothela huebneri (Koçak, 1980)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 20 (as atralis). view page




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Specimens in nature

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Host plant (genera):
Viola and Mentha
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