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Lampronia rupella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: March 12, 2024, 11:59 a.m.

First observation for Belgium was in 1990 in LX. Nowadays still a very rare species in our country with few observations.


Family: Prodoxidae > Genus: Lampronia > Species: Lampronia rupella
Vernacular names
Klierstijlscheutboorder (NL), Schluchtwald-Blattsackfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. & Jansen L. 2012. Lampronia rupella, a species new to the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). — Phegea 40(1b): 35–36. On page 35 (as Lampronia rupella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775). view page




Wingspan 13–17 mm. Head rusty yellow, forewing dark brown with purplish sheen and with four pale yellow white spots, a dorsal spot near the base at a positive angle, one at tornus, and two on the costa on both sides at tornal spot. The only Lampronia species with two costal spots.

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Specimens in nature

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late May till July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Homogyna alpina
Host plant (genera):
Adenostyles and Cirsium

So far insufficiently known but Asteraceae is mentioned in literature but needs confirmation. Abroad Cirsium is also mentioned.

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Shadow-rich rather wet deciduous forest with an undergrowth of large herbs and shrubs.

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