Seq # 520320010

Phyllodesma ilicifolia (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 27, 2021, 2:41 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, known from the Kempen and the south.


Family: Lasiocampidae > Subfamily: Lasiocampinae > Tribus: Gastropachini > Genus: Phyllodesma > Subgenus: Phyllodesma > Species: Phyllodesma ilicifolia
Vernacular names
Hulstblad (NL), Small Lappet (EN), La Feuille morte de l'Yeuse (FR), Weidenglucke (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 25.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon low near the ground.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid April till mid May. They come to light, usually late at night.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus

The larva lives mainly on Vaccinium myrtillus, but also on Salix and other deciduous trees.

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