Seq # 265670020

Recurvaria nanella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Oct. 25, 2023, 12:55 p.m.

A rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Litini > Genus: Recurvaria > Species: Recurvaria nanella
Vernacular names
Fruitpalpmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 136.




Museum specimens

No pictures yet!

Specimens in nature


The larva mines the leaves of the food plant.
After hibernating, it feeds in a leaf or flower bud and later, on the blossoms and leafs. Can be a pest in orchards.
The adults are active at night and later come sparsely to light.

No pictures yet!

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: during July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa
Host plant (genera):

The larva mines the leaves of: Betula, Chaenomeles, Corylus avellana, Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Malus sylvestris, Prunus (especially P. spinosa), Pyrus communis and Sorbus.

No pictures yet!