Seq # 265390010

Ptocheuusa paupella (Zeller, 1847) Species

Last modified: April 11, 2021, 12:53 p.m.


A local and very rare species in the northern part of Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Anomologinae > Genus: Ptocheuusa > Species: Ptocheuusa paupella
Vernacular names
Alantpalpmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1903. Note sur quelques Lépidoptères de la faune belge et sur leurs larves. — Revue mensuelle de la Société entomologique namuroise 3: 52–55. On page 55.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Bionomics

The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations: from May till June and again from end of June till September.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pulicaria dysenterica, Centaurea nigra and Inula crithmoides
Host plant (genera):
Mentha

The larva lives in the seedheads of Asteraceae like Inula and Pullicaria dysenterica.

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Habitat

It prefers damp habitats.

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