Seq # 490660010

Sciota adelphella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1836) Species

Last modified: Nov. 1, 2023, 5:08 p.m.

A common species in the northern parts of Belgium, elsewhere rare.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Sciota > Species: Sciota adelphella
Vernacular names
Bandlichtmot (NL), Silberweiden-Schmalzünsler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1938. Assemblée mensuelle du 4 juin 1938. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 78: 250–253. On page 252.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives between spun leaves on the food plant. The pupa hibernates. The adults are active in the evening and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late April towards mid-September with a peak during July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Populus alba, Salix alba and Salix repens

The larva lives on Populus alba, Salix alba or S. repens.

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