Seq # 265550010

Scrobipalpa acuminatella (Sircom, 1850) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


A rare and local species in Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Gnorimoschemini > Genus: Scrobipalpa > Species: Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Vernacular names
Distelzandvleugeltje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1862c. Notes sur quelques lépidoptères observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 6: 170–176. On page 172.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Mine


Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year; from April till June and again from July towards September. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Carduus, Cirsium and Centaurea

The larva lives on various species of thistles; mainly on Carduus and Cirsium. Also reported on Artemisia and Taraxacum. It mines the leaves and pupates on the ground amongst leaf litter.

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