Seq # 265670020

Recurvaria nanella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 28, 2020, 6:56 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

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; during July and August. They are active at night and later come sparsely to light.

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. After hibernating, it feeds in a leaf or flower bud and later, on the blossoms and leafs. Can be a pest in orchards.

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