Seq # 362210010

Pristerognatha fuligana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 24, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Pristerognatha > Species: Pristerognatha fuligana
Vernacular names
Springzaadbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1998. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. — Studiedocumenten Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen 92: 1–236. On page 94.




Greenish pale with light brown head and prothoracic shield.


The larva lives in stems and roots of the host plant.

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Flight periods

Adults are on the wing in two generations a year, which can hardly be separated: from late April till early August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Impatiens noli-tangere and Impatiens glandulifera

The larva lives mainly on Impatiens noli-tangere, but in 2018 several caterpillars were found on the invasive Impatiens glandulifera as well (Meert R. & Nossent R. 2019).

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