Seq # 130110010

Nematopogon adansoniella (De Villers, 1789) Species

Last modified: April 22, 2020, 1:19 p.m.


A fairly common species in Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Adelidae > Subfamily: Nematopogoninae > Genus: Nematopogon > Species: Nematopogon adansoniella
Vernacular names
Gevlekte langsprietmot (NL)
Synonyms
Nematopogon panzerella (Fabricius, 1794)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 116 (as panzerella). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Wingspan 17–20 mm. Antennae distinctly ringed in white and brown. Forewing pale yellow to pale ochreous brown, with more or less distinct reticulation.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The adult moths are active in the afternoon and at dusk. They come occasionally to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early April till early June.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Quercus and Fagus

The larva lives on Fagus, Quercus, Prunus spinosa and Vaccinium myrtillus.

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