Seq # 321200050

Hellinsia osteodactylus (Zeller, 1841) Species

Last modified: Jan. 9, 2023, 2:51 p.m.

Recorded for the first time in Belgium (LG) in 2017. Hitherto a very rare and local species.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Hellinsia > Species: Hellinsia osteodactylus
Vernacular names
Kruiskruidvedermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Steeman C. & Sierens T. 2018. Interessante waarnemingen van Lepidoptera in België in 2017 (Lepidoptera). — Phegea 46(2): 31–47. On page 44. view page




Wingspan: 16–23 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

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The caterpillar feeds on the flowers and seeds of the food plant.
The species hibernates in the larval stage. Pupation in springtime.

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Flight periods

One long generation a year: from May to September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Solidago virgaurea, Senecio nemorensis, Aster linosyris, Senecio bicolor and Senecio fuchsii

Polyphagous on Asteraceae.

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