Seq # 200020010

Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 20, 2020, 3:49 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Plutellidae > Genus: Plutella > Species: Plutella porrectella
Vernacular names
Gemarmerd koolmotje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 24. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed in Belgium from early May towards late Oktober in two generations a year. The moths come to light and can easily disturbed by day from the food plant.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larvae feed on Brassicaceae, including Hesperis matronalis. It pupates on the underside of a leaf in a typical white silken cocoon with a large open mesh.

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