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Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828) Species

Last modified: March 15, 2024, 11:09 a.m.

A rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Incurvariidae > Genus: Phylloporia > Species: Phylloporia bistrigella
Vernacular names
Gelijnde witvlekmot, Bandwitvlekmot (NL), Striped Leaf-cutter (EN), Zweistreifiger Birken-Blattsackfalter (DE)
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 (as Tinea bistrigella. Haw.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


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The young larva makes a linear mine in the leaves of the food plant, 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.
The moths are sometimes active during the day, flying around small birches. They come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from May to early July.

Observed on

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

The larva lives on Betula spp.

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