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Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796) Species

Last modified: Sept. 24, 2020, 11:37 a.m.

A fairly common species in the sandy areas in the north, especially in the Kempen, elsewhere in Belgium an uncommon appearance.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Crambinae > Tribus: Crambini > Genus: Pediasia > Species: Pediasia contaminella
Vernacular names
Oranjebruine grasmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Dufrane A. 1944. Microlépidoptères de la faune belge, (4e note). — Bulletin du Musée royal d'Histoire naturelle de Belgique 20(18): 1–12. On page 4.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in July and August. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Festuca ovina

The larva lives in a silken tube at the base of several species of Poaceae, like Festuca ovina.

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