Seq # 215020060

Leucoptera spartifoliella (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


A rather common species in Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Lyonetiidae > Subfamily: Cemiostominae > Genus: Leucoptera > Species: Leucoptera spartifoliella
Vernacular names
Bremsneeuwmot (NL)
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 25.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Mine


Cocoon/pupa


Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July. They are mainly active at dusk.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Genista tinctoria
Host plant (genera):
Sarothamnus

The young larva makes a mine just under the bark of Sarothamnus or Genista tinctoria. It hibernates in the feeding place. Pupation takes place in a white cocoon on the stem of the foodplant.

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