Seq # 500540050

Scoparia subfusca Haworth, 1811 Species

Last modified: April 28, 2020, 12:48 p.m.

Status and distribution insufficiently known due to the difficulty of the species/genus, it is believed to be a very rare but widespread species.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Scopariinae > Genus: Scoparia > Species: Scoparia subfusca
Vernacular names
Bitterkruidgranietmot (NL)
Scoparia cembrae sensu auct.
First mention in Belgium
Sauveur J. 1863. Notes entomologiques. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 7: 75–85. On page 84.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from early May till mid August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Picris hieracioides and Tussilago farfara

The larva lives in a slight web on the roots of Picris hieracioides or Tussilago. It hibernates. Pupation in a cocoon, usually spun next to the root on which the larva has fed.

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