Seq # 490580005

Pempelia compositella (Treitschke, 1835) Species

Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 10:51 a.m.

A very local and very rare species in Belgium, only found in the limestone area of NA.
Known only from a few locations.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Pempelia > Species: Pempelia compositella
Vernacular names
Gekerfde zonneroosjesmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 134.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva hibernates from September till April. The adults are active at dusk and later come to light or sugar.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: in April-May and in July-early September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia campestris

The larva lives on Helianthemum nummularium.

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