Seq # 490610020

Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813) Species

Last modified: March 11, 2022, 11:38 a.m.

Status and distribution in Belgium insufficiently known, but it is assumed that this is a rare species.
Distribution after 2004 is based on individuals who have been examined for genitalia.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Phycitodes > Species: Phycitodes binaevella
Vernacular names
Weidemot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1864. Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge observés par E. Fologne. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 8: 273–276. On page 273.




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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; during July and August. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cirsium vulgare and Carduus pycnocephalus

The larva lives inside the seed-heads of Cirsium vulgare and hollows out a large cavity therein. It hibernates in a tough brown cocoon on the ground amongst debris.

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