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Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Nov. 2, 2023, 11:26 a.m.

A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Pyralinae > Tribus: Pyralini > Genus: Hypsopygia > Species: Hypsopygia glaucinalis
Vernacular names
Tweelijnmot (NL), Double-striped Tabby (EN), Pyrale glauque (FR), Bläulichgrauer Herkuleszünsler (DE)
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 19. view page




Wingspan 23–30 mm. A mid-brown coloured moth with two pale lines running across the wings.

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Specimens in nature


The larvae live in silken galleries. Pupation in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from usually from May towards October.

Observed on

Dead leaves

The larvae live on dead and decaying vegetable matter of all types.

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They can be found in farm buildings, gardens, haystacks, thatch, witches'-brooms, birds' nests, squirrels' dreys, piles of leaves, etc.

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