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Nyctegretis lineana (Scopoli, 1786) Species

Last modified: Feb. 14, 2022, 11:46 a.m.

A rare and local species throughout Belgium, with most observations in the northern part.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Nyctegretis > Species: Nyctegretis lineana
Vernacular names
Zomerduinmot (NL)
Nyctegretis achatinella (Hübner, 1824)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1862c. Notes sur quelques lépidoptères observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 6: 170–176. On page 172.




Wingspan: 17 - 19 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds from a loose silken tube under the leaves of the food plant.
It pupates in a silken cocoon attached to the base of a stem of the food plant.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from the end of May till early September in one generation a year.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Ononis and Trifolium

The larva feeds on Ononis and rarely on Trifolium.

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