Seq # 490480020

Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium with most observations along the coast.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Homoeosoma > Species: Homoeosoma sinuella
Vernacular names
Smalleweegbreemot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. & Steeman C. 2006. Gelechia rhombelliformis and Homoeosoma sinuella, two new species for the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, Pyralidae). — Phegea 34(4): 121–124. On page 122.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from June till August. They are active at dusk and come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Plantago lanceolata

The larva lives in the rootstock of Plantago lanceolata, causing the central leaves to droop in the autumn. It hibernates and pupates in the rootstock.

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