Seq # 135020010

Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828) Species

Last modified: Sept. 17, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

A rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Incurvariidae > Genus: Phylloporia > Species: Phylloporia bistrigella
Vernacular names
Gelijnde witvlekmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 111. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from May to early July. The moths are sometimes active during the day, flying around small birches. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Betula pubescens, Betula pendula and Betula nana

The young larva makes a linear mine in the leaves of Betula spp., creating an irregular whitish elongate blotch. Later it cuts out an oval case and drops to the ground. Pupation in the case on the ground.

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