Seq # 321140010

Buszkoiana capnodactylus (Zeller, 1841) Species

Last modified: April 8, 2021, 10:35 a.m.

First observation in Belgium in 1997 in LG. A very rare and very local species only known from a few observations.


Family: Pterophoridae > Subfamily: Pterophorinae > Genus: Buszkoiana > Species: Buszkoiana capnodactylus
Vernacular names
Chocolaatje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Spronck R. 2001. Buszkoiana capnodactylus, une nouvelle espèce pour la faune belge (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). — Phegea 29(2): 73–75. On page 73. view page




Wingspan about 25 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The larva feeds in the lower parts of the stem of the food plant. Its presence can be noticed by the faecal remains which are dropped in a spinning through a hole in the stem.

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Flight periods

One generation a year, from late May till early July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Petasites hybridus

Monophagous on Petasites hybridus.

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Wet, shady places in woodlands, marshes, brooks, where the food plant grows.

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